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VOLUME XXXII. 






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^jBTMODIST PROTESTANT 
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A GOOD TIME. 
By Marian Douglas. 

Said good Grandfather Gay, 

"On a Thanksgiving Day, 

If you want a good time, give something 

away." 
So he sent a fat turkey to shoemaker Price, 
And the shoemaker said, "What a big bird!. . 

How nice ! 
And with such a good dinner I ought 
To give Widow Lee the small chicken I 
bought." 
"This fine«hicken>— oh, see '."said the pleas- 
ed Mrs. Lee j 
"And the kindness that sent it 
I would like to make someone as happy as 1; 
S-J I'll give Mrs. Murphey my big pumpkin 
pie." 
"And oh sure!" poor Mrs. Murphy said, 
' ' 'Tis the queen of pies ! 
Just. to look at its yellow face gladdens my 

eyes. 
Now it's my turn, I think. So a sweet ginger 

cake 
For the motherless Finnigan children I'll 

bake." 
Said the Finnigan children — Rose, Danny, 

and Hugh — 
"It smells sweet of spice, and we'll carry a 

slice 
To little lame Jake, who has nothing nice." 
"Oh, I thank you, and thank you." said little 

lame Jake ; 
"Oh what a beautiful, beautiful cake! 
And, oh, such a big slice! I'll save all the 

crumbs, 
And will give them to each little sparrow 

that comes." 
And the sparrows they twittered, as though 

they would say, 
Like good grandather Gay, "On a Thanks- 
giving Day, 
IP you want a good time, give something 
away. ' ' 



both crew and passengers, ivianj v.- *~~ - 
ter arose and dressed, ready for any emer- 
gency. Some one went to the room of the 
eight year-old girl and informed her of the 
apparent danger. "Is father on deck?" was 
her question. 

"Yes, your father is on deck," was the 
answer she received. Assured of this, she 
diopped back on the pillows again; and, in 
spite of the howling storm, was soon fast 
asleep. The undisturbed heart was hers be- 
cause of the confidence which she had in her 
father who was in command of the ship. Even 
so does the Christian say, amid the confusion 
and bewilderment of life : 
"In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; 
For Thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell 
in safety." (Psa. 4:8). 
The Christian can be undistraeted because 
of the Master's promise of peace. "My peace 
I give unto you," He said, "not as the world 
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart 
be troubled, neither let it be fearful." 

"Christ does not withdraw His servants 
from the world in order that they may abide 
in peace," affirmed Sir W. Robertson Nicoll. 
"Like Wordsworth's water-lily, 'whose head 
floats on the tossing waves," because its 
root 'is fixed in stable earth,' so He would 
have men, there where their work is, abide 
in peace because they abide in Him. 

"Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties 

pressed 1 
To do the will of Jesus — this is rest. 
Peace, perfect peace; with sorrows surging 

round ? 
On Jesus' bosom naught but calm ; s 

found. ' ' 
Advancing years, with all their changing 
experiences and sometimes with their misty 
shadows, can be met with serenity by the 
undistraeted heart. Julia Ward Howe one day 
visited her minister. As he was helping her 
to. her carriage, he somewhat tactlessly said, 
"It is pretty hard to grow old, isn't it?" 

Standing still and looking up, she gave the 
happy reply: "No, the deeper I drink the 
cup, the sweeter it tastes; all the sugar is 
at the bottom." It was a reply worthy of a 
noble nature, and indicated the presence of 
the undistraeted heart. — Dr. W. J. Hart, in 
Christian Herald. 



NUMBER 9. 

CHRISTIAN AND THE WORD. 

>- lie safely said that the growth of 
tian is, in the great majority of 
lite exactly proportioned to the real, 
knowledge of the Word of God. "Is 
'or this cause that ye err, that ye 
know not the Scriptures nor the power of 
Gcd, " And so the "Word become-, the great- 
est and most rational means to personal 
acquaintance with Cod. We may a.> certain- 
ly and truly come to know Him through His 
word as we may come to know a correspon- 
dent whom we have never seen through his 
It tiers. — Selected. 



ON THE LEVEL OF THE CEOSS. 
One notes, with ever-deepening- wonder, 
how rich and poor meet \together at the 
fret of Christ. That is so written on the Gos- 
] i-i -tory that he who runs may read. These 
vcre times of bitter social cleavage, imperil- 
ing the whole fabric of society. It was a reli- 
gious cleavage before it was a social one, 
and that is the most ominous of all. And then 
c;;me Jesus, drawing to His feet the children 
of every artrpftf-ated section, mediator between 
sundered classes as truly as between God 
and man. Rich men like Nieodemus sought 
Him. Poor men like Simon Peter loved Him 
passionately. Women ministered to Him of 
their substance, and the beggars by the high- 
way waited for Him. One came to Him with 
the request that He would settle some dis- 
pute about inheritance, and s ores who had 
no inheritance at all. So has it been right 
clown the course of history. Slave and em- 
peror have knelt together. Rich young rulers 
have come running to Him, and found the 
indigent were there before them. In every 
land where Jes^s has been preached, the rich 
and the poor have met together there, for 
that Lord is the maker of them all. — George 
H. Morrison. 



— Rev. J. W. Wellons, Christian minister, 
was one hundred years old last week. He 
preached on his hundredth birthday to a con- 
gregation of about one thousand people. 



— We have an overflow of church reports 
this week. This indicates activity in the 
churches. We resret that we have not room 
for all. We thank those pastors who report 
their poundings in abridged form. 

— How will this new year end for us ? It 
is not a question of luck or chance or fate, 
but it is a question of will — yours. and God's. 
God wills the best for you: what do you will 
for yourself? 

— Fire broke out in the residence of Mr. 
Wilis Booth last Saturday morning. Through 
the presence of mind and timely action of 
Mrs. Booth the fire was extinguished before 
the firemen arrived. Mr. Booth was at his 
office in the Court House when notified that 
his house was on fire. He never hurried home 
so fast before. 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 1926. 



THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD 
Herbert Taylor Stephens, D. D. 



nodern biology has issued to the statesmen, makes this ' et fi Iffilnient of the flesh' and 

a, • T l." ' Bnt ' fem - e in our tme the lower > mo - filfi - of the spirit the areatest i 

Shepherd rs, HlS voice Incompetent one-half produce children at a I _ ■ ^ that tl 

, ,„;, . tx , , j faster rate than the other half, which is mind can conceive. Moreover, they see also, 

' f S ; 0C n' y , • Equate, _ the net result is [,at th > their healthy, well-bom chit / 

that the lower one-half is producin .; ,- ea „ , , ntra] almost the whole future sQ _ ' 

of the next ... - . ■ Qau _ 



The Lord my 
know, — 
His loving care fails not. He leads rae on 
Through pastures green, where living waters 
flow: 
I feed and quench my thirst, and want is 
gone. 



woes, 



the upper half is producing the remainder. 
Such a program would wreck the stoc 



He doth re-, breeder no matter how much time and m 



eourse many people, including many 

r social workers, industrial leaders and 

I itici . , reiaim: 'I don't believe in hered- 



herd. 



l * nothing but disaster to the hui an 

3ir oldest boy drank himself to J 

lighters was a wayward, 



"But, if motherhood can once more be 
made a fashion among, the letter . one-: 
and sound housing, economic and labor con- 
ditions set up so that these stocks can be 
| induced to produce more than their s 
if the lower one-half, by the diffusion of 
birth control and r e3 w hich 

arc not repressive nor iking i . . hum- 
anitarianism, can be so educated that it 
will produce less than ; har , the ltral 
problem of race progress will be solved." 
Srr - ion. 

Discussing the importance of wisdom in 
marriage if a better breed of children is to 
result, Mr. Wig-gar 



My soul, confused with 
store. 
He leads my steps in holy, restful ways, tion. And in the long run such a prwjram « ! "! *** MlV> 

In paths of righteousness, and opes Heaven's ! e 
door, 
And brings me safe through life's dark, 
winding- maze. 
Should darkness fall, and Death itself draw 
nigh, 
I will not doubt His kindly, loving hand: 
E 'en in the vaie of shadows, with the cry 
Of wild beasts near, my God cloth still 
command ! 
His rod can smite — His staff great comfort 
, give : 

He speaks, and angry foes must stand 
aside : 
He spreads a bounteous table, and I live, 

And in His boundless wisdom e 'er confide : 
My head, unworthy though, my Lord anoints 
With oil of gladness, and my faint heart 
cheers: 
He fills my brimming cup. and me appoints 
A place to serve through all the coming- 
years. 
Such goodness fills my heart with joy and 
praise : 
Such mercy, — Ah. 'twere hard to 
stand ! 
But I will sing His grace 
days, 
And live and dwell for 
Land ! 



thless girl. It is the kind of enviroment, 
way you [ em that counts,.?' The 

way children are reared does count for a 
it deal; such uninformed persons fail to 
'■ ' things that are obvious and one 
not so obvious. First, Mr. and Mrs. 
ive their children a good environ- 
as go • at of any children in 
Second, this wayward girl 
two or thrc e brother' and sisters who, 
• ! - very s; nc environment, turned out 
■ ■'- I y will go back on both 
£ ■ ts' ancestry they will like- 
: find al act duplicates of both the 
■' ■':■"'''■ 1 children, or else the 



ktm i i • j. i i . r. : t .: no . te iooa cnuaren. or else the 

-The i - have been , u , . ,.' u ' me .™ 

is ma tier ,,' Such combination might 



through 



ave in 



under- 
endless 
Beulah 



SAFEGUARDING OUR . NATIONAL FU- 
TURE. 
Who Are To Provide The Children Of The 

Future? W7»at Can We Do About It? 
By Luther K. Long. 

"The Fruit of the Family Tree," by Al- 
bert Edward Wiggam, continues to be one 
of the most dilligently read of recent books. 
In the 18th chapter, "Can We Make Mother- 
hood Fashionable?" he enters a strong plea 
foi a larger proporation of births in our 
best families; for it is only thus that we can 
be sure of a truly prosperous nation. Mr. 
TV iggam says : 

"For we must reckon always in forecasting' 
our national future with the type that shall 
be the actual living /individuals ■ who dwell 
in that future. 'Our most precious legacy 
from the past is not its institutions, but its 
ideals.' A race of fools will waste any be- 
queathment whether it be an ideal or an 
empire. And to forecast whether our heritage 
will be dissipated we must "reckon with the 
stern biological warnings of the mathemati- 
cian. We must accept as a fact proved by 
Professor Karl Pearson, that one-fourth of 
the married people. of each generation pro- 
duce one-half the next. 

"This is one of the great warnings which 



this 

' i s n °t an mystery, b it as 

open to stud;- as anything else. Courtship 

has propably 

man pursuing a w : ! 3 he cal 

But what determined o 

Pursue ii -. , man aiu ] R 

her to decide to catch him is not in the r 

of the occult. -nor is it a matter if fate nor 

is marriage altog rth -r in heaven. It 

is a thing which, mostly without our k 

ing it, has been imm influenced by 

our early education. 

"Instead of this taking the ronian e i - 
of- love, as so > astih argued, all 

this new and wonderful knowledge, it u 
to me, has added to thi at romance of 

love, man pen 

more completely blast the romance of love 
than defi 

children? Dots anything keep the i 
in Jove more permanently than I hap- 

py, well-born children 
from many actual insta ces that when y 
men and women have grown up in the i 
of this new knowledge of here li r id its 
influence upon themselves .and their fu 
children, it has had a profound influence up- 
on their choice of mates. 

"When young- men and women reali 
■that they are the trustees and guardians of 
this precious heredity, carried in the tiny 
germ-cells; when the;; realize that the indivi- 
dual with whose heredity they unite their own 
means so much to their unborn children; 
when they see clearly that a marriage into 
strong, healthy stock means sound, intelli- 
: children; it is bound to elevate the dig- 
nity, responsibility and beauty of marriage. 

"The fact that they have learned that mate- 
selection largely determines the character, 
happiness and intelligence of their children 



■ ■ i ile. " 

■ Developc:.: 
. ,; i processes 

r pi i! him down is evi 
' ■ P ' on. Changes in body, 
- ' : i - ■ ' : '—changes in 
-— -.., continually taking 
- lines is quite evi- 
long other lines a retrograde 
- is apj arent. It is interesting to 
1 have a conscious 
■ '■■■'-'■ that we may contri- 
bute largely to the intelligence and happi- 
ations. Mr. Wiggam says. 
ibly fallen in the past 
birth-rate, the upper sec- 
- y race suicide while the lower 
c have been left to 
1 of the national edi- 
- knew nothing fetter to 
do - In om ' a ge the case is different. We know 
"• '"■ y have means of diffusing 

-■ but we have a wholly new body 
' ■ have learned more 
• - of race pro- 
and decay in the past twenty years than 
■ nty thousand. And I like 
to ' ,lieve '' at humanity is going to be equal 
tc ' ihc task of using this new knowledge in ' 
Hie P ] '- f ; - ma - nt of its own 

.t man organiezs hiri 
; a inf ' g™ ps to Further his happiness and 
ress, that moment he largely takes his 
a< i out of the hands of brute nature and 
natural selection." 



^ ~ T iv of the University of 

decided to exclude American phy- 

uis from clinics until German representa- 

in admitted to all international 

tific associations. 



January 7, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SMOKERS. 

Will H. Brown. 
Rev. S. L. Coward has an article in the 
Central Methodist in which he gives extracts 
from letters from friends concerning tobacco 
addicts. One was from a woman school teach- 
er near Billings, Montana, where she boarded 
at a ranch house. She had noticed that the 
cow-boys smoked a great deal, and asked if 
the open life of the cowboy prevented their 
lungs from being as badly affected by smok- 
ing as the lungs of smokers in the cities. The 
foreman's wife invited her to the bunkkouse 
when she made up the beds. Here is the 
teacher's report. 

"As this was Saturday I followed her, and 
she gave me a horrid object lesson that I 
will never forget. She had spread out a news- 
paper by the bed of an inveterate smoker, 
who had a peculiar cough, on which he had 
been spitting through the night. There was 
a mixture of red and black in the mucous he 
had spat up— the black from burnt paper 
he had inhaled, and the red was lung tissue 
or ceil lining. Think of ill — a man literally 
coughing up his lungs." 

Not many smokers seem able to maintain 
self-control. The habit grows on them. There 
is an occasional exception. Nicholas Coun- 
dron the Greek-American tobacco king, is a 
moderate smoker, and has manufactured mil- 
lions of cigarettes. He was 90 years of age 
last year. In an interview in the Chicago Tri- 
bune >he said he began smoking when he was 
2 J and limits himself to two or three smokes 
a day, adding: "The men and women of to- 
day who smoke from ten to twenty cigarettes 
a 'day are simply POISONING THEM- 
SELVES INTO THEIR GRAVES." 

Observe that he did not begin smoking until 
he was 20 ; that he is a moderate smoker, and 
that he admits tobacco is a POISON. 



appointed by President Coolidge last week as 
U. S. Ambassador to Spain. Mr. Hammond 
succeeds Alexander P. Moore, resigned, who 
has been Ambassador to Spain since 192:J. 
Mr. Moore sailed for the United States last 
week. 



HIGH COST OF WAR. 

"The amounts spent by this Government in 
aid of agriculture and business, for science, 
education, better roads, and other construc- 
tive efforts are insignificant when compared 
with outlays due to war and national defense. 
This will be the situation as long as war is 
the method of settling international disputes. 
These facts should be faced squarely by those 
who clamor for reduced Government expendi- 
tures and at the same time oppose the world's 
effort to devise rational methods for dealing 
with international questions." — Secretary of 
the Treasury Mellon. 



REMINDER OF THE WORLD WAR. 

The expense to )the Government of its 
World War control of the railroads of the 
United States amounts to a total of $1,696,- 
000,000. That is shown in a report just sub- 
mitted to President Coolidge by James C. 
'Davis, Director General of Railroads. With 
the report Mr. Davis sent his resignation as 
Director General, for his work is finished. 
That work is a remarkable achievement. In 
accepting the report and r signation, Presi- 
dent Coolidge expressed to Mr. Davis his 
heartiest congratulations and referred to him 
ar. "a public servant who has pei-form'ed a 
particularly efficient, able and difficult task." 
When the railroads were turned back to 
their private owners after the World War 
the Government was faced with perhaps 50,- 
000 lawsuits. Many of these suit's were 
brought by private parties against the rail- 
roads during the period when they were under 
Government operation. The railroads also 
fl'.ed claims against the Government for a 
total of more than a billion dollars. Mr. Davis 
succeeded in settling every one of these law- 
suits out of court, to the satisfaction of both 
the Government and the claimants. — Current 
Events. ♦ 

— Ogden H. Hammond, of New Jersey, was 



THE WORK AND THE WORKERS. 

. Each pastor and each worker in the con- 
ference has my very best wishes, and my most 
devout prayers in the work to which this 
new year is calling. May God grant to each 
of you a very happy and a very successful 
year. Our prayers should be so blended and 
our efforts should be so united as to insure 
the best year we have ever known as a con- 
ference. Our record of last year will be diffi- 
cult to surpass ; but by God 's grace and pow- 
ei we should do better during 1926 than we 
did during 1925. 

Many things pertaining to the development 
of the church we love are claiming and will 
be claiming our attention as the days of 1926 
gt slipping by. We can only live one day at. 
the time, and so can only shoulder the re- 
sponsibilities of one day at the time. Each 
day will be lived in the presence of our Lord, 
and should be spent as He may direct, re- 
membering that it is to Him that we must 
give account in the final reckoning. I am sure 
every Christian worker in the conference will 
jcin me in this statement when I say, "I 
am glad tLat all final accounts must be rend- 
ered to God and not to men." This I say be- 
cause God knows all and men can only know 
a part. 

After Conference Adjustments. 
The after conference adjustments have 
nearly all been made. Some of them have 
been unusually and needlessly difficult. One 
of the best men. I ever knew said the other 
clay, "It is a pity that anybody will make a 
difficult situation more difficult." 

It seems now that we are headed toward 
a settlement of the last adjustment for the 
piesent. It may be that not everyone will be 
w lolly satisfied when it is done; but we trust 
that every one concerned will at least be- 
lieve that we have honestly done the best we 
knew to do. 

I am trying to live in Matt. 7:12. Can't we 
as a conference live in that verse? Arthur 
Nash of Cincinnati is working it out in a 
big business in that great city, surely we can 
live it in church work. 

Rsv. E. Gt. Cowan,. 
I am glad to report that Brother Cowan is 



improving. On December 27, 1025 he was or- 
dained to the gospel ministry in the Grace 
MethodHt Protestant Hut, Gtfeensbojro, N. 
C. Dr. S. K. Spahr, Dr. C. L. Whitaker and 
Rev. Lawrence Little assisted in the service. 
Conference directed that we assist Brother 
Cowan and his family financially for a while. 
So on December 18th I mailed a letter to 
each Sunday school Superintendent in the 
conference in which I asked that each Sunday 
school take an offering for this family. Many 
have re c i;onded and we thank you. Some 
have written saying they will take this up 
later. We also thank you. Many others have 
not responded at all. We believe you will. 
Surely not one Sunday school will let a call 
like this go by unheeded. Please look after it 
soon so this may get out of the way of other 
claims. Thank you. 

Rev. D. A. Braswell. 
As soon as I read of the loss sustained by 
om brother, Rev. D. A. Braswell, in the burn- 
ing of his home and all his household belong- 
ings, 1 wrote to him to get an estimate of 
his loss. This is in part his reply:— "We re- 
ceived your welcome letter this morning, for 
which you have our thanks. Our loss is over 
$5,000. We only had $2600 insurance on the 
house and contents. This does not include 
the loss of my daughter's and grand-daugh- 
ter's clothing. What makes the loss so sad 
if. the helplessness of my wife and the ever 
increasing expense. Please continue to pray 
for us." 

In a later letter Brother Braswell says:— 
"It looks like we are ruined financially, I 
believe our God will bring good out of it 
all. We have received a number of nice let- 
ters, some donations. All we had saved in a 
lifetime is gone." 

Now, brethren, it is not for me to tell you 
what to do in this case, nor is there any con- 
ference action saying "Help Brother Bras- 
well." But surely every one of us will do 
something to share this loss with him. A loss 
of. $2,400 is too heavy for us -to allow him to 
bear alone. Speak of it to your people, and 
get many to help. 

Brother Braswell is almost beyond that 
period in life when he has earning capacity. 
He is serving a mission field which has prom- 
ised him a very small salary. It will really 
cost him half of what he gets, or inore, to 
serve the work. Do you sympathize with him f 
If so how much'? Write Brother D. A. Bras- 
well, Concord, N. G, direct and tell him how 
much. 

Church Extension. i_ 

Conference directed that February be made 
Church Extensiin month. During this month 
all charges are expected to collect the full 
quota for Church Extension. No church ex- 
tension approperations were made during the 
last annual conference for Church Extension 
on any field. These approperations to be made 
by the Board after we have heard from the 
fields. Please get ready for it, knowing that 
the actions of the Board must be directed by 
the response of the churches. 
Faithfully yours in His service. 

A. G. Dixon. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 192G. 



West Lexington, South Davidson Chai 
The West Lexington Sunday school began the 
.year 1926 with a splendid record, there being 
127 in Sunday school last Sunday naornin 
It was the largest attendance the school has 
registered in several weeks. The offering 
amounted to $5.71. Brother H. C. Koonts, the 
superintendent, was well pleased with the at- 
tendance for the first Sunday in the J 
Year. He asked all who would resolve to be 
present every Sunday during the year to 
indicate it by the uplifted hand. There were 
82 who thus avowed they would endeavor to 
maintain a perfect attendance in Su 
school during the coming', year. 

The Men's Bible Class was re-organized 
last Sunday morning with the election of 
the following officers: C. B. Way, presi 
C. B. Yates, vise-president; Archie 
sercretary-treasurer. Brother C. L. liedriek 
formerly of Mt. Carniel Church, has been 
teacher of the class for several weeks. The 
president appointed two committees at the 
conclusion of the teaching of the lesson last 
Sunday morning, and these were : . [ 
ship, R. H. Gibson, Chairman, Committee to 
visit the sick, G. A. Barber, Chairman. C 
committee chairman will be appointed later. 
The class is delighted to have Brother Hed- 
rick as its teacher, for he is an interesting 
and excellent teacher. The class will likely 
undertake some definite work aside from th 
study of the Sunday school lessons. 

The Sunday night service was well attend- 
ed, considering the fact that a rain was fal - 
ing at the time of the service. About as many 
as usual were present. Our pastor, Brother 
Ciutchfield, delivered a helpful sermon, us- 
ing as a text, Rev. 3.S. The theme of 
sermon was, ["Opportunities for Service. 
It was a New Year's sermon and was en 
ed very much by the congregation. 

The Methodist Protestant Herald hi ■ 
given consideration by our pastor and 
the superintendent of our Sunday school for 
the past few weeks. The people of our church 
have been urged to become subscribers to 
the paper, and the interest in the Herald is 
increasing among our people here. 

Doubtless the readers of the Herald have 
already learned of the horrible ac 
which oceured here on the night of Dee; i 
31, when three members of one of the 
ton Fire departments were killed as a re- 
sult of the overturning of the big tire truck 
used by the firemen. In addition to the three 
men killed, two others have been in a 
cal condition in a hospital here since t 
night of the tragedy, and little hope i 
tertain for their recovery. One of the men it 
the hospital, Henry C. Gibson, is one of our 
Sunday school members, being former secre- 
tary of the men's class. Special prayer 
offered in Sunday school last Sunday for tin- 
two men iu the hospital and for all oi 
relatives of the deceased firemen, two of 
whom lived almost in the shadow of . 
Lexington Church. The entire town of Lexing- 
ton has been stirred as never before be' 
of the surpassing tragedy of New Yi 
night. 

Our services for next Sunday will c 



liool in the morning and p 

■•'■'■ ■ ' '■ 

C. B. \. ay, Reporter. 



i -tmas exercises 

1 held at Worl New Salem, and Mt. 

• ervi svas well If and 

ioj ed by every one. 

lefore Christmas Level Cro.-s 

fine thing .,• and fa 

It was this: ' kry and her s ■ 

.... 1 carrying 

-- la - .' of various items such as any 

' . S ■ n eful and necessary. Some of 

the were marked denoting itkeir 

in, othefrs were urn. iVe regard .. 

. perin.tend.ent, as 

8 for putting this fine ex- 

s cry one. 

In i to the abov re not for- 

gotte a goo 'ii who exen plified 

the spii . s — by 

. . i ei :...'. as gifts. 3 
foj 

ndiieh is 

if the Aid So- 
thii 
-•-.,,. presented 1 

pound turkey foi 

iated. 
-''■ i - E our f ai 

' ■ ' : icber, and 
. - lioli- 

i [. J. , u . been il] 

i we ' are 

she. 
i. H. Nees . 



held their monthly bu ines !i in d .1 

annual election. Mrs. J. ] 

. C L. Fii r. ( 

r, and Mrs. : Euuter 

from a pleasure trip to Greensboro to visi- 
friends. . , 

frs. S. R. Harris is in Phiiadi .. 
ing her daughters. . 

.Ye were glad to have our college boys an* 
girls at home for .lie hoiid 

Two of our young people cere . 
'■■' Ohri tmas Day. Mr. Blannie Might and 
Miss .Mr. H . t is the son of 

^- and Mrs. ,,. C. Eight, and Mrs. HighiJ 
i= the d of Mr. an I Mrs. 0. H. Powell 

Reporter. 



—We I glad irt that 

m ; ks . . ; ' 

; Eight who 

- and lit- 
y ill 
I .' ..... 

re on the 

dso. Mr. T. T. Hicks is 

> ' ' ant of illness. 

been- sadd 
1 ■ of dear ■ , '. . Taylor's 

ather; Mr. 
•r relatives, by 
■ deal h of their little -ran Ison, Cliir 
' ■ . ' ' . i |o out iii 

if them. 
the! 

t and 
■s. ] :'. ; - 

■■■ 

: 

■ : charge of the 
' - - had an .I fashion- 

1 Iks an d 
of songs an '■ recitations. A j 
'ffe ing was taken for Brother Cow- 
Last Thursday night the Philathea class 



3. — On December 11th the Ladies' 

Aid . iciety held their bazaar and serve.' 

; er. This was quite a su e s, about ij 10. 

■being clean 1 . 

- eeember 17.li the Ladies' Aid met with 
Mrs. J. E. Barnette: a hue attendance pre- 
■ ■ - rea 1 imj - - if lattei were 1 n 

meeting and di eus I. At the 
3 .' of the mi , I in _ Mrs. aette 

salad. is night a short pro- 

gram, under the direction of Mrs. A. H. 
■ -. P. I . Thompson, wa iven; 
-• I ■ . L'j member of the Sun 
school was given a trea sting 

- were tak - - 
• . -. 1 iih was ; . 

-ion. 

ti' t. ] ort would be in. -\ .,'. te 
■ i • e ... 1 I our two mi 

. H. M. S. and 

\\ . F. M. S. held a j< it ting at "the 

clmfi soi ieti :s ar - doing a gi >at 

pre ..-. that these 1 ion's 

■ our ehun 
1 at the Deei ber meeting. 

01 federate ve- 

at his home hei D lember 21. 

ed by Dr. Johnson 

in the M. P. Church Chrisi , .He was 

r of this ; •■- h tnd mded ser- 

when able; for sometime he had a 

dth. 

We extend our sympathy to the bereaved 

th Nicholson, Pomona John- 

... students at H. P. college, 

spent the holidays at their homes here. 

Reporter. 



Asheboro, — The work here seems to be 
and we are hoping for a 
CI eongre ations have been gool 
both ivening a le organ- 

ions - to be functioning very s 1 ; - 
orily ,..:.-. - II in Sunday 

li ... osl a full house for preaching 
- rvice. 
At Thanksgiving we took our offering for 
liildren Home and s I a rea 

- In r. A1 ins we ha 

: 1 cul lift! - aas Pageant, directed 

by M - Bulla. Q dte a tood 1 

. .."■. 1 100I were used 

in the pageant. The offering for the bud 
was tt^ntv old dollars. 



January 7, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



; ;,;:" mdid informal r | io i wa : given 
I | i i bur n w Ye , an I 

ii 

I; 



Plat Rock Circuit. — ( '• '■■ oua ,; 3rd > Mr - Prftch- 

t , :; ,\ a i hi | ' o " \\ ...I i ■ a Man Worth" 

;; l | ; '. ' f . ... el, t thai a man is not 

I , , , ') the Christian thoi ■;■ '• >nw. wnr a to his worth in 

:,, look charge and had a to io; Li to the higl " : ' - ' ty ^ ac ! ™ 

, . du . , cllool ;. : ln deeds oi worth and aehieve- 

j ' , ri ..: • | ,. the the attendance is not a* I : ' un-nts that live on after hmf-<the?e are val- 

jo had been talking about the ' ' ; ' higher than dollars. Reporter. 

5'ateh Nighl ad we woo <i I how are plan run lay' 

Ly could make one so interesting. ■ Burlington.— The first Sunday in the new 

they started, the service at 10:30 '' -' better in ..,,.,] ,, „ with the Burlington 

U woo U . .1 how they could keep going un- 

i! midnight but found they hud to leave can io : inl estin; r both ; 

lit so . their programme as the midnight ' old 



:aic all too soon. 



fhe friends d i Mrs. J 



h All the sei" ices of the day were well 

..!. and a good spirit prevailed. The 

as had a surprise for the Sunday school 



I Rode] eai er sons books. 



The people here have been very kind i was gr tefullj received, and hearty 

- . ■■ ... lave been the recipients of a : ' erpi ssed to the Baracas. Our church 

aluab.le j 'i during the holidays. Since Be- have been gi on new interest in music, and we 

llewfoot wrote his" letter years ago aboul ; nreh i Eul of added inspiration through this 

Numerating all the gifts I hive always be; ure of our worship. One of the pastor'r 



intent to leave off the enumeration. Biff wc Mr ' 



bpreciated the gifts anyway and feel that wc 
>,rc in the hands of good friends. 

J. E, Pritchalrd. 



ill. He 
his 



Silsr City. — ¥o had a good day at Siler 
pity yesterday. The preaching services were] 
.veil attended. The Sunday school did nicely I 
.a. der the leadership of Mr. E. D. Woody, 
ihe-re bein 50 ; r sent to start the new year. 

The Cliristi r or Society discussed 

tl . topic, "Hod's Care.'' It was a well plan- 
ned program. Special music by Mr. 1 alph 
Fraizer and Miss Minnie Cooper, added much 
to the meeting. 

r. Wade Lily and Mr. L. L. Wrenn have 
peen ill for some time. We hone they will 
Soon be well again. F. L. Gil ' - 



Ls mot! f; itliful 
health permit 1 im : ' 

Our p ay r meeting is " i g. ' e 

expect to have pra; 
niaht when tl w it! r is miti 

i 



Pine Grove, Kernersville Charge. — Thev/rit- 
atly enjoyed worshij he peo- 

her church during the holi 
The Christmas entertainment was render- 
Li on Wedni sday nigl I r 23rd. The 



n ' - ince our last i 
had our CI j'i tmas e 

licit on ace nl ■■.■ •'■ - T - E. j 

Pritehard 

' ■ 
Chape!, ber 2 

ly ..-. : , j ag Mr. K 

ir pastor clurii 1 la thr 
. . . - ■ Kei 

t back : 
music, consisting 

oir, wa - 

n i ' gr .-:.':': ■ 
them: : ■ re beautiful! 
; • service oi . ' ' 

to the Sunda; . ' rist- 

mas pes eaht wa 



bhildren carried out their part in an 

lanner which much credit goes to 

lames Rohah Warren and Erne ; - Cn w - Bulla 

for their u tirin p efforts iu training the chil- 
dren. 



i j ip] seem to lie highly pleased with 
I ■■■ thusfasl Le young man w 

: > for us this year. 



On De« ~ v 27th, the : ild t day for u? 
this winter, we had 
non despite 
school and the pr : . 



The first quarterly conference will be held 'clock pr : 

st the Ken le Church next Sat relay reached the 



January 9th. All the official members are 
urged to be' present. 

The Chri : ' : vor Society is a devout 

band of young people. They love the w vk 
Pi tor 1 ove and his eon t with them 

Irir-t Saturday night. The Society pr ■ 
the pastor with a nice, ring as a Chri 
sift from the Endeavorers. 

Pasti ■ ive pr' ached a v I '1 n r- ■ 

mon at 11 o'clock yesterday. At this service 



; whi 

one I hi d ' - miens ; 



reached i ihehor 

i. 

- i ■■ ' he An 

ual '.'■' :hni . held by the C. 

Pi. Soei i " ■ motion with the 

■■: i wo hon 
■ 

he watch-ni 
" ustc i 1 of holdi 



- 1 






ha 
i i • i organize . • in L913. Thi; ser- 
to be 



] feasant duties of the day was to present a 

Litiful open face gold watch, with chain. 

■ Brother George C. Smith. This was a 

■esent of the Baracas and was 

of the high esteem they have for 

■: 3 | hi Lr teacher. 

■ lad to have our young people 

from their schools for the Christmas 

lays. Our interest follows them as they 

nrii to their studies.. We trust that these 

their school life may mean happiness 

■■■ alness for them in the years that 

are ahead. 

has been 'busy with his dart in these 

and ome of our girls have been his 

p; victims. On Christmas eve Miss Rode- 

1 • became the happy bride of Mr. 

John Lee Boswell, and just* before Christ- 

M b ; Martin was equally happy 

in marriage to Mr. Perry 

: in 3. We 1 ope for these splendid young 

long' e of unmarred married life. 

to receive Mr. Stines into 

hureh Sunday, also Miss Daisy Johnson, 

eur Sunday school pianist. Each joined on 

-,- ; in of faith. This encourages us, as a 

: for the new year: and others are to 

1 ing made for the winter 

It is our purpose to keep spring time 

- let the thermometer caper as 

i >r C. E. Society is holding 

crth ' ie.s at the County Home. 

3t service was held December 27 

r Christmas. A treat was carried out 

r the inmates andt'j'^istriH pad in eonnec- 

with th ' service. The G. E.'s report a 

imi and I suspect it would be 

tell who was happier, they or 

n!cl peop! sue. 

;i hearts -■< out in' deep sympathy to 

Emm: i aulcling, whose sister, Miss 

ilding, recently passed into the 

be ■ n I. It is comforting to know that 

so well pre] ared to go. May the 

I us all make h:i grace abound to- 

'a:e" those who will f<~el most keenlv this 



one ^ mng man united with the church. 

nche Ingram and Trevah Beeson 
frcm High Point College and Bessie I i 
GfuiJ '" i . 1 ■ ■ ' ere among tin ; mng 

■ ■'■ >■ o ■'■ the hoRdaj's at home with] in i long 1 and the 

ir parents. o eivin ' tlii-O'agii :h il ot our regular services will be held 

h ali pood Wishes to the Herald and its j loci . pleased L hc- p. -tor tau'.p xt Sunday and we are hopisg and praying 

Readers. . ■ _ Welle Gray. \tW entire membership of the Church, ; Coi another good day. S. W. Taylor. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 1926. 



THE NEW CRISIS IN FOREIGN MIS- 
SIONS. 
Professor Homer E. Wark. 

It becomes more and more apparent that 
the missionary is working in a new world. 
He is dealing no longer with an Orient asleep, 
but with an Orient wide awke. We are eon- 
fronted with an Orient that is awake to the 
fact that while he slept, strong men entered 
his house, and today are keeping him in rela- 
tive slavery. He is determined to break this 
hold of the Westerner. He is not too sure 
whether the missionary is partly to blame for 
his present plight or not. 

The people among whom the missionary is 
working are disillusioned about the West and 
its civilization. They are quite aware of our 
failures. This knowledge has led to cynicism 
about everything Western, including Chris- 
tianity. In view of these facts, they deeply 
resent our attitude of superiority. 

How shall the missionary deal with a world 
like that? He is conscious that the time has 
come for various readjustments in his methods 
and objectives. Is the missionary likely to 
throw away his real objectives ? Many feel 
that he is. Some think he is in danger of 
turning' aside from his real task and losing 
his way. Ought we to lament this situation 
or rejoice over it, The writer sees no occasion 
for alarm or disheartenment. The situation 
is normal. The adjustments can and must be 
made speedily. 

Here at home we find that the old slogans 
and catchwords are outworn and useless. The 
old appeals and the old arguments are 
no longer persuasive. What doesj this 
mean '? It means that we are in a new 
world so far „as missions are eoncerned. 
Our outlook here as everywhere is greatly 
altered. A new interpretation is imperative. 
A rational apologetic for missions must be 
found. A new statement of the fundamental 
aims and objectives of missionary endeavor is 
essential. The whole philosophy of missions 
has been undergoing change, and only lately 
have we realized it. A new synthesis is needed, 
a synthesis that will reassure our supporting 
people at home, and carry the leaders of the 
nc-w movement abroad with its message. To 
some degree the giving of the churches may 
lag until the motive and aim are made clear- 
er. Until we can achieve that, there will be 
some measure of doubt, uneasiness, and fear. 

In the meantime, there are a few things to 
remember, and these facts will carry us along 
until we achieve the new apologetic. Let our 
people be told that in no quarter is there a 
belief that he movement has failed. To a 
considerable degTee, the problems of today on 
the fields are occasioned by our success. The 
missionary has not failed. He has on the 
whole d-one his work well. The new spirit and 
outlook of the Orient are in no small measure 
due to his influence. Among other things, he 
has labored so well that today there are ris- 
ing churches of promise and power. These 
churches are coming to self-consciousness and 
are beginning to act for themselves, as we 
should expect them to do. Their sense of in- 
dependence is the best proof that Christian-, 
ity has now become real with them. There is 
nothing' in this fact to occasion discourage- 



ment, except to such as may have dreamed 
of some sort of domination over these church- 
ef. We must respect these peoples ail the 
more for the spirit of freedom and independ- 
ence they now show. 

Again, let it be said that the missionary is 
not done with his task, but is needed as 
much today as ever before. No one wants the 
missionary to leave. No one is asking that 
he return home. It is true, however, that the 
feeling exists that his relation to the move- 
ment must now be quite different from what 
it has been in the past. He must now make 
way for the leadership of the nationals. For- 
merly, of necessity, he made decisions! and 
constructed policies. Now he must allow the 
churches to express themselves in all such 
matters. Much of the detail of the work will 
cow be done by nationals. The missionary 
will be left freer than he has ever been be- 
fore to be a spiritual and intellectual leader. 
In other words, his position will be enhanced. 

Once more, let it be said that there is no 
tendency to reject Jesus Christ throughout 
the Orient today. There is a good deal of op- 
position in some quarters to the Christianity 
of our missions and churches, but it is rare- 
ly that any opposition to Jesus is expressed 
In most parts o the Orient there is glad rec- 
ognition of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. 
These people are quite as ready as we are 
tc accept Him as the consummate revelation 
of God. Many of them believe that His gospel 
affords the best basis of a new and better 
civilization. They are ready to acknowledge 
Him as he best international bond. But they 
are insisting upon their right to interpret Him 
for themselves. They are far from willing 
to regard our interpretation of Him as final. 

These peoples are also unwilling to accept 
the ecclesiasticism of the West. The Western 
form of Christianity will not likely win the 
Orient. The Eastern peoples are now rethink- 
ing Jesus and His gospel. A new interpreta- 
tion will be coming- along before many years 
pass. They are not going to accept Western 
domination in church any more than in state. 
They demand entire freedom. In all this there 
is no occasion for alarm, only cause for 
thanksgiving. No better proof that Christian- 
ity has taken root could be found. We now 
know that it has reached down deep into , 
their lives, and is a profound reality. Our 
work of introducing Christ to them has suc- 
ceeded. 

Finally, let it be said that there is the same 
need of Jesus Christ today that there has 
been in the years past. We are now hearing 
much about the good aspects of the non-Chris- 
tian religions. The civilizations and cultures 
of these lands have been deeply studied, and 
a larger measure of value has been found j 
than we had supposed existed. All this is well, j 
The presentation of these peoples by mission- ! 
aries has been one-sided and in a measure \ 
unfair. We can well afford to know the best i 
about them. But after all is said in this con-; 
nection that can be said, few will question 
the Orientals' need of Christ. The best re- 
lates simply to a portion of the people, and 
the need of the masses is only too apparent. 
The recognition of the good can never vacate 



the missionary program. Even after these peo- 
ples have become literate and their economic 
level has been raised, there will still be the[ 
need of spiritual help. 

No, the missionary is not losing his way! 
He is Eiimply readjusting' ;his program to 
the new day, and getting ready for more suc£ 
ccssful, advance. There is no l^ss loyalty 
to Jesus Christ than there was a quarter 
o a century ago. There is no less expectation 
of His triumph than our fathers entertained 
Missionary methods must now be altered, in 
order that Christ may best be exalted who 
is the same yesterday, today, and forever.; — 
Zion's Herald. 



HOME MISSIONS. 

Since accepting- the office of Secretary of 
the Board of Home Missions, October first J 
my time has been largely occupied in becom-| 
ing acquainted with the detailed work of the! 
office and familiarizing myself with the dutiejl 
of the office, aa applied to the annual con-j 
ferences and churches where the Board has I 
extended its activities. In addition I have at-] 
tended three annual conferences, viz. Eastern,! 
North Carolina, and Mississippi, and visited! 
churches in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas] 
City. 

My first official visit was to the Eastern 
Conference which was held in Bridgeton, New 
Jersey, in October. With the exception of 
the Mississippi Conference, which I attended 
a year ago, it had never been my privilege 
to visit any of our annual conference except 
Maryland, to which I belong. 

The welcome I received from the brethren 
of the Eastern Conference, and the cordial 
greeting from the newly elected President, 
Rev. Roby F. Day, D. D., a personal friend 
for many years, made me at once to feel very 
much at home. With the other official repre- 
sentatives of the denomination, who were 
piesent, I was given ample time to present 
the interests of the Board of Home Missions, 
and was assured of the full co-operation of 
the Conference in extending the work of our * 
Lord 's Kingdom through our beloved church. I 
The session of the Conference was not only 
a pleasant one but encouraging in the evidenc- 
es of progress manifested in every depart- 
ment of its activities. 

I called the attention of the Conference to 
the need of a close relation existing between 
the Church Extension Society of the Annual 
Conference and the Board of Home Missions. 
I wish to call the attention of all the annual 
conferences to this. The Board of Home Mis- 
sion^ should, as far as possible, co-operate 
with the Church Extension Boards. In most 
eases the Church Extension Boards are in 
closer touch with the local work that is being 
done, and therefore better prepared to ad- 
vise and supervise. 

The Board of Home Missions has rendered 
assistance to a number of churches within 
the present bounds of the Eastern Conference. 
The only one now being' helped is Trinity, 
.Atlantic City, of whieh Rev. George D. Jones 
is pastor. It is to be hoped that a new church 
building will be erected there in the near fu- 
ture. As I see it, the Eastern Conference has 
a great field. No annual conference iii th* 



' 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

. A _____ 



ill I 5I ,'itlUIl -' i ■ ■ • ' ■ ! 

growing 1 ■' ' which 1 • fields 

for mission work a 

- e we may be to an it limi d in 

men ami money, wil h. the i 1 I 
siou and ! le ion; 17 spii it : nd deter- .\ 

mination to sui eed mi eh can be aceoi p 
cd. It the Eastern < ' ■ ■ ice will p 
word of advi ; \ 01 Id h • ■ ' I ' ; 

two or three missions be star;'?' 1 eve'rj row 
They may not all succeed but some will Anally 
gi . .-■ into strong churches. 

I enjoyed every hour with the b; 
will herea : 'i. r be sd in tha 

growth and development, c eir al Con- 

ference. J. M. Sheridan, Executive Sec. 



if] he iosi ecausc it is non-taxabl , 

to no al fees, is icttled without) 

coun or eourt charges, and] 

i ; : ,vi] help to guarantee 



IN HONOR 0? THE DEAD. 



Mies Maggie Baldwin. 

ii the 27th, at the close of the 

abbatb and just at the in-going of the 

Christmas tide another of God's noble wom- 

anuuit; 1 -. is used during en transferred her membership from the 

the life of the donor, but is inv ited in such church militant to the church triumphant. 

lable securiti 'ecomine ided in 

,nc of the 1 institu- 

in Baltimore, and when the donor passes 

on to "the betti 1' y" i,; ; or her money 

is then used in our Foreign missionary work 

wh gift was made. 

i, illy all of 1 1 the denomina 



Ble i ari the dead that die in the Lord. 
Miss Maggie Baldwin, born June 10, 1802; 
caves behind one brother, H. Baldwin, two 
listers, Mrs. Nealie Melntire, and Miss Em- 
• 1 Baldwin, all of Burlington, N. C. Five 
brothers and four sisters preceded her into 
the unknown. 



"WHAT ABOUT YOUR SAVIN 



tions now use nn dty Plan, some with While yet, a girl she was converted and 

. ljff id 1 ■-; 1 ri nee : bundantly joined the Methodist Protestant Church. Dur- 

proves ii ' ; tin ; ; lactory to the , ing her long and useful life she was three 

. - •.] of great benefit to the cause of times a charter member of a new M. P. 

i ions. Church, the last being Fountain Place where 

■ ■ to : est in the greatest en- ; she was a member when the end came. 



Your savings of the past year in the" Sav- 
ings Bank yh ' -mr 
percent. You can get more interest than that, ise in the world, the on the great- No words that I eould either say or write 
an j alsQ ,; ; ,y, r_ amount 1 ? good, the one established by would do justice to the life of this woman. 

■ the Christ, who is still in charge, , She was genuinely pious and her fellowship 

makinc a snbsl ial gift to the Annuity with the Savior was a great inspiration to 

d of the Board of Foreign Missions. "He all that chanced to meet her. A prominent 

pity upon the poor lendeth unto j citizen remarked the day she was buried, "if 



th.i Annuity Plan of the Board of For-. 
Missions. 

Ours was the first Annuity Fund started by 
any of the Boards of our church. The one 



who started it was brot Mar in L. Shields .' 



ballot was taken bv the citizens of Bur- 



pf Rosemont, W. V., and he has madi repeat- You can be sure of the security. "rite me ling ton and community to determine by vote 



, 3 gifts, and is now giving his tenth th ' a,- Berwyn, Md. 

d .■-■■ to our Fu 

This shows his marked interest in our for- 
eign missionary work, his confidence in the 
Annuity Plan, and the security back of : 
and his purpose to see that his mon 
just where he wants it to go, and he wil! re- 



A REQUEST. 
"In the multitude of counsel there is wis- 
dom." It's a long time off ; it, " ; at we are 
ing to look f ■:. It! ining of the 

■ams for the 'erenees with 

eeive interest on his gifts every sis 1 and es that s'lyf- 

while he lives. 

He has made some of his gifts as in- 
to deceased brothers. 

Of course, to remember the Board of Fo - 
eign Missions in v m will is an 3 ellenl lincl larticularly the 

plan. The late Mr. T. E. Harrison, of St 



'■ outstanding christians, she certainly 
would take first rank." 

She was buried from Fountain Place 
Church December 20th at 2:30 P. M. Rev. 
G. H._ Hendry, her pastor, assisted by Rev. 
S. W. Taylor, an ex-pastor, officiated. 

Large floral offerngs and an overflowing' 
congregation attested the esteem with which 



rs h in the I she was held by the church and community, 
ace 'program and in ' ^tendance. 

■ help us iu the planning 
ti : , to bo 



Michaelo, Md., left $1,000.00 to 01 

the inten it only to be used in the support of 

a theologi il tudent in one of our mis 

fields. 

It may he well to state th il the interest on 
$2500.1 , ■ '"';.." will .support a nati 

tor, or a teacher for a - eoi ' : ioned 

on the held selected. 

But the Annuity Finn is generally 1 
f errs 1 by tl os ■ having cash in hind, because 
our Board's I nnuit; ds guarantee a spec- 

ified interest in dollars paid annually during 
life. 

But there are other' dividends more valu- 
able and lasting, as the joy of service for 
Him, the satisfaction iu duty done by help- 
ing ir 'd ■' pe iph . lai ing up ti ■•- ires in 
en, and His welei ' r In 1 ' 



Such 



investment will relieve you of 



further thought as to what to do with your 

r y. of al ar icty as to tl your 

investment, and of the pay t of the i iter- 
est when due. 

There will he no (\f\-?.y in completing ar- 
rangements, no eontesl can arise as is 1 



1 I nesting that 

: ' out it, and if they 

nveYn mi ' uh ' might be dis- 

.-.- ed profitably that hey drop me a card. 

hen " our meeting to plan the pro- 

ive these due consideration. 

Let us re also, the dates ordered 

the Annu ' —July 19-26, and 

ur plar 5 ' ly. We believe 

lays can le a time of refreshing 

sence of the Lord that will semi 

us all back to our work with renewed power. 

• id we b lieve no man can afford to put a 

trivial excuse in the way of attending. 

And this word to the laymen on the charg- 
es:: Won't you be thinking of getting your 
tor to attend, the entire week of the Con- 
enci ■ both by letting him off for the week", 
■ -,. ili n g : h, .; aB 5 to 'i ible ' im ! 
; ' Y n will find it money well spent — 
anything' that will make voui preacher a. bet- 



Interment was in Pine Hill cenieteiyy, Bur- 
lington, N. C. 

Changing' the person in "He is not Dead" 
by James Whiteomb Riley appears to make 
a fitting tribute to this departed saint. 
"I can not say, I will not say 
That she is dead. She is just away; 
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, 
She lias wandered into an unknown land, 
And Left us dreaming; how very fair 
It needs must be since she lingers there. 
And you — Oh you, who the wildest yearn 

the old-time step and the glad return — 
Think of her faring on, as dear 
In the love of There as the love of Here, 
Think of her still as the same, I say: 

he is not dead — she is just away." 

G. H. Hendry. 



Resolutions Of Resipect. 

'.lis-' rJaieie Baldwin, A highly respected 

1 - de it oj 1 urlington, and a Charter member 

Fountain Place Methodist Protestant 

nr,.h, Sunday school, and Ladies' Aid So- 

Aty. passed to her reward about 7:00 P. M., 

srerinhcr is w "> ! i 1 ■■■ ■ . The woe"' v. iday, December 27, 1025. The funeral ser- 

■; a better preacher out of the best. I vices were conducted from the church, which 

! ■■[ : ■ Pa tor's Summer Con. she loved, by her pastor, Rev. G. H. Hendry, 

sted by Rev. S. W. Taylor, pastor- of the 
— I F ruary 1, 192' . tha use A whis- ' -'b :'._ Church, ofwhieh si" was acharter mem- 

; 1 the pi r- ' brandy, ru< ' " d in the. r before joining Fountain Place, at its or- 

: 1 the n;a of m. icing] pre] ■ " > - : ion: Her body was laid to rest in Pine 



day your check is received. irding to a n A :j order. The do; 1 ho 

Your money' will be held as a sacred trust,'! over, does not affect the making up 0" p'n 
and will not be subject to market fluctuations, Uieian's prescription's. 



:1 



■.a '".oory to await the resurrection morn. 

Whereas, our Heavenly Father has seen fit 

to transfer our sister and friend, Miss Mag- 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 1926 



gie Baldwin, from our midst to- The Church 
Triomphant ; and 

Whereas, in the death of Sister Baltwin, 
this churrh, Sunday school, and Ladies' Aid 
Society have lost one of the most interested, 
faithful and consecrated members; one who 
was connected with the church since its or- 
ganization; one who was always in attend- 
ance whenever her health permitted; one who 
was always faithful and conscientious in the 
discharge of her duties; and whose life re- 
vealed so impressively the Spirit of her Mas- 
ter. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That we bow in humble submis- 
sion to the will of our Heavenly Father, who 
doeth all thing's well; and be it further 

Resolved, that we hereby express our ap- 
preciation for the noble and consecrated life 
and cheerful disposition of Sister Baldwin, 
and our deeply felt loss in our church and 
kindred organizations of which she was a 
faithful member, and be it further 

Resolved, that we deeply sympathize with 
the bereaved sister, and other loved ones who 
survive, her. and express the prayer that the 
God of infinite love may comfort them in 
their hour of sirrow, and sustain them by 
His Gracious Presence. And be it further 

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions 
bo sent to the bereaved sisters; that they 
be read at the next preaching- service; that 
they be spread upon the minutes of the 
church; and also be published in the Metho- 
dist Protestant Herald.. 

Fountain Place Methodist Protestant church, 
Sunday school and Ladies Aid Society. 
Mrs. G. L. Amick, for Ladies ' Aid. 
Miss Pauline Pickard, Sunday school. 
Herbert W. Wade, Church. 



OUR TASK AND OUR PRIVILEGE. 



Parker. 
The little daughter 'of Mr. and Mrs. Ber- 
nard Parker passed away December 25, 1925, 
aged three years, four months and six da3 r s. 
kittle Ruth suffered very much. Everything 
that loving hands and skilful physicians 
could do failed to keep her alive. She first 
took pneumonia and then other diseases set 
in. She was taken to Lincolnton hospital be 
fore she died. Little Ruth although very young 
had learned to sing several songs. Her little 
voice will be hushed in the home, her mother 
will no longer hear her sing, "Little ones 
dike me," and, "At the Cross," but no doubt 
she is singing those ' very songs in heaven'. 
She was laid to rest at Friendship Church, 
Eallston, December 27th under a beautiful 
nicund of flowers. Reporter. 

Dr. S. K. Spahr is the new president of 
Greensboro Ministers' Association, chosen 
unanimously by his brethren. 
■ ■ — Two of our ministers are to become 
travelers. Brothers Bethea and Ballard are to 
join the Christian Herald party in a trip to, 
Palestine. They will start Jan. 21 and ex- 
pect to return March 13. Bro. Bethea has 
promised us notes of travel. What he writes 
about the lands visited will be interesting, 
and it would also be interesting to read what 
the people of those lands think of Bro. Be- 
thea and Brother Ballard, but "we cannot hope 
flat they will report t<3 us. 



Paid A C. B, In Full. 

1. Whifcakers, 
2. Fountain Place. 

Paid College Assessment In Full. 
1. Whitakers. 

Paid On College Assessment. 

1. West End .$21.00. 

Paid On A. C. B. 

1. Charlotte-, $45.95 

2. Littleton $27.00 

:■: Halifax $16.60 

4. Flat Rock $16.35 

5. Silar City $15.00 

6. Pleasant Grove $10.00 

7. Vance $5.75 

S. Chase City $5.00 

9. Rockingham $5.0") 

10 Melton 's Grove $2.00 

11 . Saxaphaw $1.00 

Paid On G. C. B. 

1. Asheboro $28.65 

2. West End 25.00 

3. 'Littleton 17.50 

4. Spring Church " 16.87 

5. Orange 16.00 

6 Sarapahaw 14.29 

S. North Davidslon 12.56 

9. Pinnacle '. 12.30 

10 South Davidson 11.00 

11. Lincollitoni 7.52 

12. Fountain Place 7.22 

13. Randleman 5.30 

14. Cleveland 4.77 

15. Pageland 4.3.0 

A fine report this week. West End contin- 
ues the college column while Charlotte goes 
above Littleton on the A. C. B., and seven 
other names are added to the list on the A. 
('. B. We bid all these welcome and p!ray 
ticd's abundant blessings on them. 

Asheboro takes first place on the G. C. B., 
and West End second. Littleton again is forc- 
ed down the list and comes in third. Last re- 
port Littleton stood alone, this week there are 
fourteen entries. We welcome all these and 
bid them God-speed on their mission of light. 

Remember that February is Church Exten- 
sion Month, and that the work done on our 
Church Extension Fields this year will de- 
pend entirely on what the charges do in col- 
lecting Church Extension Money during Feb- 
ruary. Men, pastors and laymen, I am calling 
ok you to make this a test of co-operation — 
lo make an intensive effort all together to 
raise the entire amount of our Church Ex- 
tension money. God knows that the eonfer- 
eiice needs it and we all know it. He knows 
too that we can do it if we try. Will you try 
for Him. The Christmas Offering is not all 
in. Those who have reported have done well. 
I am hoping that every church has been loyal 
and responsive to the request of the confer- 
ence. May our God bless you as He can. 

A. G. Dixon. 



State St. Church.'— Last Sunday was the 
second anniversary of the organization of 
oui Sunday school. On the first Sunday in 
January, 1924, the Sunday school was or- 
ganized in the Masonic* Hall. It was the day 
that is referred to as the "cold" Sunday, 



and cold it surely was. Only 13 were present 
that day. 13 seems to be quite a lucky num- 
ber in the M. P. denomination. From 13 our 
Sunday school has grown to be many times 
double that number. The First M. P. Church 
in High Point was organized with 13 char- ■ 
te:' members. Many other great things in the 
denomination have started with the so called 
unlucky number of 13. 

The Christmas program was well rendered 
by the children and some of the young' ladies 
on Sunday night before Christmas, quite a 
large crowd attended and all voted the en- 
tertainment a success. On Wednesday night 
following the C. E. Society gave a social en- 
tertainment that was much enjoyed by all 
present. There were games- and contests and 
a spelling match, after which delicious home 
made candy was served. The children receiv- 
ed their treats on Thursday afternoon. 

Miss Cleo Spainhour of Greenville, S. C, 
spent the past two weeks with. Mr. and Mrs. 
Bethea. She is quite a talented musician and 
leader and delighted us with recitations and 
music on several occasions. We all hope she 
comes again and comes often. . 

Mrs. Bethea had another good surprise for 
us last Sunday morning when she presented 
the church a lovely communion set. One of 
the most modern and convenient and also one 
of the most beautiful. Mrs. Bethea is one of 
the dearest women. I hope she knows how 
much we all love and appreciate her. 

The Womans' Foreign Missionary Society 
will meet Thursday at the home of the presi- 
dent, Mrs. F. J. Cox. 

The C. E. Society and some of their friends 
enjoyed a watch night party last Thursday 
night at the home of Mrs. A. H. Evans. 

Reporter. 



G-illburg. — We are very glad to say that 
we are doing better work in our Sunday 
school than we did last fall. Mr. Brannock 
Newman is our new superintendent and I 
am sure if all follow him and cooperate with 
each other w^e will have a fine Sunday school. 

Last Sunday, January 3, at 3:00 o'clock 
P. M., our pastor, Rev. M. P. Cham-bliss, 
preached, his subject being: "Is the world 
growing Better ? ' ' The crowd was rather 
small but the sermon was enjoyed . by all 
and we hope helpful. 

The pastor and the iftewards will meet 
next month, hoping to carry across, "The 
Every Member Canvass." We sincerely hope 
that there will be success. 

Alma Poythress, Reporter. 



Cleveland Circuit, Kistlerf Church. — Our 

pastor the first Sunday preached a good ser- 
mon. We are always glad to hear him ; he 
always has something good to tell us. We are 
starting off for the new year by receiving 
five fine members ; four from the Baptist and 
one from the M. E. Church. We are having 
tin best Sunday school that we ever have 
had. Greater interest is being taken in the 
lessons and the song services. We are ex- 
pecting more to join next preaching' day. 
. J'leveland circuit is in the best shape that 
she has ever been in a long time, Pray for us. 

Reporter. 



January 7, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



»f-i tern ■ . r 



Christian Endeavor Doings. 



YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, ant 
other organizations among our young peo- 
ple. All articles, items of interest, etc., for 

' " addressed , toys and other necessary articles. 

The societies of Greensboro organized 
themselves into carolling bands and went in 



On Christmas Eve, the society of Pleasant, 

! Grove Church went to High Point on an er- 

' rand of mercy, supplying a needy family with 

a chicken, two cakes, apples, oranges, candy, 



publication on this page sbonld be 

to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St., 

Greensboro, N. C. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. 

Topic for January 17. Great Ideas that 
have Spurred People to Action. Isa. 6:1-8; 
2 Sam. 7:1-3. 

Plans For The Meeting. 
Draw upon the blackboard in rough out- 
line an open book, making the drawing as 
large as the blackboard space will allow. On 
the left-hand page of the book write the names 
of great men who have been founders of great 
ideas, such as Abraham, Moses, Lincoln, Gen- 
eral William Booth, Robert Livingstone, 
Washington, Carnegie, Roosevelt, Wilson, St. 
Paul, Savonarola, etc. Leave the other page 
blank until after the meeting is opened. Af- 
ter all have taken part who will, ask the mem- 
bers to think of the ideas those men have ad- 
vanced. As they bring them out, place the 
idea opposite the name of the man who has 
advanced it, on the other page, for instance, 
"American Independence" after Washing- 
ton's name, "World-wide Evangelization" 
after St. Paul, etc. 

A Suggested Poster. 
On a large piece of card-board, print in 
big capital letters, "A GREAT IDEA." Then 
in smaller letters, place an announcement of 
th< meeting, hour, topic, leader, etc., and at 
the bottom of the page the words, "At Chris- 
tian Endeavor Tonights— Come ! " 
Appropriate Hymns. 
The following hymns, selected from our 
Methodist Protestant Hymnal, will be appro- 
priate: No. 102, "I sing the almighty power 
of God"; No. 115, "God moves in a myster- 
ious way"; No. 216, "Holy Ghost, with Light 
Divine''; No. 302, "Take my Life, and let 
it be." 

Will you debate? 
Suggested topic for debate : Resolved, that 
poets contribute more great ideas to mankind 
than statesmen. 

Item For The Information Committee: 
Endeavorers all over the world are making 
plans for the observance of Christian Endeav- 
or Week, January 31st to February 7th. Dur- 
ing this week, the movement will be forty- 
five years old, having been organized by Dr. 
Francis E. Clark on February 2, 1881. In rec- 
ognition of his valued leadership during 
these years in which he has never accepted a 
penny's salary as President of the United 
Society of Christian Endeavor, but has sup- 
ported himself by his writings and lectures, 
the Endeavorers of the w T orld are planning to 
raise $100,000 as a "Francis E. Clark Rec- 
oanition Fund." During the life-time of Dr. 
and Mrs. Clark the income from the fund 
will be given to them. At their death and ever 
after the fund will be kept intact and the in- 
terest used in sprading Christian Endeavor, 
the movement for which Dr, Clark gave so 
much. 



several groups to different parts of the city 
to sing Christmas carols to shut-infc, aged, 
etc., Grace Church, under- the leadership of 
Paul W. Rawlins, had a large number of 
Endeavorers to participate. 

Please Report. 
Please write to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 
Bellemeade St., Greensboro, whenever your 
society does anything unusual, so that other 
folks may. know about it. We want this page 
to be full of interesting items from our Sun- 
day schools and Christian Endeavor Societies. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL. 



A Book A Month For Superintendents. 
Surely if anybody needs to read and study, 
it is the Superintendent of a Sunday school. 
Nobody in the entire church program, except 
possibly the pastor, has a greater responsi- 
bility. No Superintendent is worthy of his 
place who is not willing to read and study in 
order to do his work more effectively. He 
ought to subscribe to and read regularly his 
own church papers. In addition, in so far as 
he is able, he should read good religious mag- 
azines and books. 

The International Journal of Religious Ed- 
ucation — by the way, the best paper in its 
fileld/— has completed a list of books suitable 
for a Sunday school Superintendent and rec- 
ommends that one book be read each month. 
All of these may be secured at the prices! 
quoted from The Methodiist Protestant Book 
Concern, 516 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 
The list follows: 

January. ' ' Organization and Administra- 
$1.25. 

February: "Memorial Biography of Marion 
Lawrance, " by Lawrance, $4.00 

March: "My Message to Sunday School 
Workers," by Lawrance, $2.00. 

April: "The Sunday School at Work in 
Town and Country," By Brabham, $1.50. 

May: "The Successful Sunday School at 
Work," by Leavell, $2.00. 

June: "One Hundred Projects for the 
Church School," by Towner, $1.60. 

July: "A Complete Guide to Church Build- 
ing," by Burroughs, $2.50. 

August. "The Church-School Bine Print," 
by Lawrance, $1.50. 

September: "Church School Administra- 
tion," by Fergusson, $1.75. 

October: "The Sunday School Secretary," 
by McEntire, $1.50. 

November: "Devotional Leadership," by 
Verkuyl, $1.25. 

December: "Psychology of Leadership, " 
by Tralle, $1.75. 

If any superintendent cannot read one a 
month, it would be fine to read as many as 
possible in the course of the year. The officers 
of the Board of Young People's Work have a 
number of these books in hand and would be 



glad to lend them to superintendents who are 
interested but do not care to go to the ex- 
pense of purchasing the books outright. May 
wc lend them to you? 

Sunday School Happenings. 
Brother Braswell reports that new Sunday 
schools have been organized at North Char- 
lotte and at Spencer. We wish these new 
schools the very best success in their great 
work. 

A very interesting contest has been held 
during the month of December between the 
Sunday schools of the four M. P. Churches 
of Greensboro as to the percentage of attend- 
ance, based on the enrollment at the first of 
the month. All of the schools report increased 
interest because of the contest, several new 
scholars, and general awakening as to the 
value of the Sunday school work. The re- 
sults of the contest were as follows: St. 
Pauls won first place with an average attend- 
ance of 77.7 percent ; Calvary came next with 
67.7. percent, with Grace a close second, at- 
taining 67.5. percent ; West End was fourth 
with 47.2 percent. 

It is proposed to continue this contest dur- 
ing January, February, and March. 

The Greensboro Institute for Sunday school 
workers will be held at Park place Methodist 
Church next Sunday to Tuesday, January 10- 
TH. All Sunday schools workers are invited 
to attend. 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN YOUR SUN- 
DAY SCHOOL WORK? Let us know about 
it. 



Albemarle. — As things have just about set- 
tled down to normal conditions, and we have 
eclleeted ourselves, I will attempt to let you 
hoar from this part of the work. 

We arrived here after some delay caused 
by sickness, and found the work moving 
along nicely. The people were in the midst jf 
their preparation for Christmas. 

The Sunday school, under the jspttendid 
leadership of the fine superintendent, Mr. 
Laster Hatley, gave a Christmas program, 
consisting of a pageant and music by the 
choir and orchestra. The program was under 
the direction of Mrs. Carl Moton, assisted 
by Miss Blanche Furr at the piano. The 
pageant was followed by the unburdening of 
the beautiful Christmas tree of its many 
gifts. 

In all the hurry and excitement over the 
Christmas preparation they did not forget to 
show their kindness and hospitality in en- 
tertaining us in their homes. And then, on 
Wednesday evening after we had moved in 
to the parsonage on Monday, about forty of 
the good people piled the table and stacked 
the floor with good things to eat. 

Things are moving along well, it seems. 
We have had a very large congregation at 
each service. Interest in the Junior Christian 
Endeavor work has been revived. The young 
people also met last Sunday evening and re 
organized the Senior Society. They resolved, 
it being the first of the year, to make it a 
great success. H. W. Kellv, Pastor. 



NEAR EAST RELIEF. 

Shiloh S. S., Randolph Ct..,,.. 



$17.87 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 1926. 



LOVE'S GIFTS. 
E. G-. L. 

"Gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The Wise 
Men must have been very rich to bring such. 
gifts! I wish I could give Christ something 
ctstly and rare ! " sighed Margaret, a few 
days before Christmas. 

"Like attar of roses!" exclaimed Mildred. 
"I priced that once in a drug store, and it 
.was ten dollars an ounce!" 

"As precious as the ointment of spikenard 
in the alabaster box, which the woman pour- 
ed on His head." 

"But He is not here now, in the flesh, 
and we could not give it to Him if we had 
it. We might carry it to the altar, and leave 
it there." 

"Perhaps He would not be pleased with 
such offering's now," said Margaret, doubt- 
fully. 

"Instead of giving Him gifts, we give them 
to each other," mused Mildred. "I suppose 
this is pleasing to Him if we give them in 
the right spirit." 

"If we expect nothing in return. I think 
kind deeds are also gifts, and He said, 'Inas- 
much as ye have done it unto the least of 
these, ye have clone it unto me.' " 

"We ought not to forget the aged, at 
Christmas time," said Mildred. "Aunt Sally 
Brown and Uncle Silas are both eighty years 
old." 

"Aunt Hilda West and Uncle Henry, too," 
added Margaret, eagerly. "Think of the gin- 
gerbread dolls and the delicious seed cakes 
that Aunt Sally and Aunt Hilda used to make 
for us ! " 

"And the rides Uncle Silas and Uncle Hen- 
ry have given us with old Nancy and Judy!" 

"Let's invite the four to our house for 
Christmas," suggested Margaret. "I'm sure 
father and mother will approve and will help 
us to give them a good time." 

"That's a fine idea!" agreed Mildred. 

Christmas was on Thursday. During Tues- 
day night several inehes of snow fell. Wed- 
nesday dawned bright and clear. 

"There's just enough snow to make good 
sleighing!" cried Mildred, jubilantly. 

"Yes, and we'll go for your guests, this 
afternoon," promised father. 

Directly after dinner he harnessed Darby 
and Joan into the "pnng," and he and Mil- 
dred drove away, while mother and Margar- 
et were still busy with preparations for the 
festivities. 

, Aunt Hilda had just finished "doing the 
dishes" when the little black horses trotted 
into the yard. Uncle Henry was filling up the 
wood-bos. 

"You both are to put on your things and 
come to my Christmas party," announced 
Mildred after the greetings. 

"I've asked Sam Dunn to look out for 
tilings here," added father, "and we will 
bring you home. ' ' 

Mildred rushed into the "spare" bedroom 
and brought out Aunt Hilda's hood and cape' 
while father hurried Uncle Henry into his 
overcoat. Before the two old people had re- 
covered from their surprise they were beim- 
Whisked away toward the Brown house, 



Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas were taking 
their after-dinner nap in the high-backed 
chairs before the fire. 

Mildred gave each of them a loving shake. 
'"Come to our house and dream of Santa 
Claus tonight," she said gaily. 

They stared at her incredulously, but she 
only laughed and told them that she and 
father had kidnaped them, and they must 
come right along. Father filled up the kitchen 
stove and said Sa-m Dunn would look after 
the fire and feed the hens. Then the astonish- 
ed couple were wrapped up and helped into 
the pung. 

"This is going some!" chuckled Uncle Silas 
as the blacks trotted briskly along. " 'Most 
as fast as an auto." 

"Fifteen miles an hour. That's, safe driv- 
ing, and they don't 'skid' a bit!" laughed 
father. 

In half an hour the nimble feet had travel- 
ed the seven miles. Margaret heard the sleigh- 
bells and flung the door wide open. The guests 
were given a warm welcome, and soon felt 
the festive air that filled the house. 

" Seems 's if I was a youngster again, and 
going to hang up my stocking!" declared 
Uncle Silas as they sat in the living-room 
around the fire, after supper. 

"You are! We're all going to hang up our 
stockings!" announced Margaret. 

"Hurrah!" exclaimed father. "Let's get 
right about it." 

"But we have no. stockings here except 
those we are wearing," demurred Aunt Sal- 
ly- 

"Yes, you have," replied Mildred, "for I 
took one for each of you from the line be- 
hind the stove. I robbed Aunt Hilda's line 
tco. Here they are!" She produced four 
clean hose and handed them to their owners. 
"And here are needles and thread and holly 
ribbon to tie them up!" 

"Women's stockings are so much longer 
than men's they hold twice as i Lgs, : 

playfully grumbled father as he appro 
the fireplace. "We'll bang' ours right in 
front, so Santa will be sure to see the 

"Oh, father!" laughed mother, "I'm 
ashamed of you." 

"Well, I don't really expect anything but 
a hole in it from a flying spark," remarked 
father, mildly. 

Amid much merriment the sto< kings 9 
all hung- from the shelf above the Sj iplac i. 

"Now we must go to 1 si," : aid Aunt Hil- 
da. For she suspected that the gills wi 
to prepare some little surprises. 

"I don't feel a mite sleepy," objected 
Uncle Henry. "I never do, Christmas Eve." 

"Aren't you tired from your ride?" a; 
Mildred politely, with mock seiioust] 

"Not much, but I guess I'll go to bed 
soon," replied Uncle Henry as he noted Aunt 
Hilda's warning: glance. "Suppose you get 
up quite early," he added with assumed in- 
ference. 

"You may get up as early as you want 
to," smiled Margaret, "and the rest of us 
will try and be on hand for breakfast." 

The girls lighted two hayberry candles and, 
escorted their guests upstairs to adjoining 



rooms where everything was eozily comfort- 
able. Then, after loving good-nights, they 
hurried back. 

As the clock struck twelve Uncle Silas rose 
tc a sitting posture, got out of bed, and 
stealthily tiptoed downstairs to the living- 
room. The coals were still bright in the fire- 
place and revealed another night-clad figure 
near it. 

"What are you doing here?" asked Uncle 
Silas in a stern whisper. 

"Peepin', same as you are," giggled back 
'the other, sheepishly. "They're chock-full, 
and I smell peppermints,'-' he added happily. 
Then they 1 oth tiptoed back to bed. 

The next morning', faher remarked as he 
viewed the bulging stockings, "It looks as 
if Santa had been here!" 



'I knew — thought — he 



observed 



Uncle Silas as he glanced at Uncle Henry. 

"Well, I never could eat till I'd looked 
through my stocking, and I guess you young- 
sters feel the same," grinned father. ".So 
let's unload them." 

"There's something hard iu the toe of 
!" announced Uncle Silas. 

"I'd begin at the top," suggested Aunt 
as she drew out some shining knitting- 
needles from hers. 

"Yarn!" exclaimed Uncle Silas, bringing 
forth and unwrapping a soft package. "For 
fox-and-geese mittens,' " he read. 

Uncle Henry and father had similar gifts; 
Hilda and 'mother, needles. "A good 
idea, girls," remarked mother, "to give us 
■ Us i ith which to make other pres- 
ents!" 

"We thought so," replied Mildred, com- 
placently. 

"The man whose wife is the fastest knit- 
tei will wear his mittens first, and Sally's 
lit'y spry!" observed Sally's husband, 
pridcfully. 

"Don't brag. Silas," she warned him, "or 
I won't try to hurry." 

"I'll lend them," promised Silas, magnan- 
imously, and they all laughed. 

There were handkerchiefs — red "bandan- 
nas" for the men for everyday use, and white 
lii en ones for go-to-meeting. The women and 
. ' l s had whi e ; 'oid red ones. There were 
-is for lis ' i 1 .' pockets for 

] 'ppermints for 
everybody. Uncle Silas discovered that the 
small, hard article in the toe of his hose was 
a jack ilar ones appeared from the 

other men's stockings. 

"Now we can whittle and talk!" remarked 

the v. ith sal isfaction. 

"We'll have breakfast first." replied moth- 
er. "The Critters must be cold !" 

After breakfast was eaten and the dishes 
washed, the "boys" held the yarn for the 

iris" to wind. 

"We'll get dinner while yon knit," said 
Ired. 

Turkey with all the "fixin's," and a huge 
..i ■ pudding, '''.lie a bountiful Christmas 
! 

A small tree, g'ay with greeting cards, pop- 
ped corn,' and bags of candy, was enjoyed in 
the afternoon. Iif the evening the Women 



January 7, 1926. 



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knitted and sewed while the men whittled 
and told stories. Then they ail went to bed 
to dream of the happy day. 

The next morning', after breakfast, father 
harnessed the little black horses and drove 
them around to the door. Grateful tears shone 
in dim, old eyes as good-bys were said. 

"We'll never forget the wonderful time you 
have given us, lassies!" declared Uncle Silas 
with emotion. 

"God bless you all!" said Aunt Hilda, 
fervently. "For it's Christ's own spirit that 
dwells in you." 

In the evening mother and the girls had a 
twilight talk. Margaret spoke again of the 
Wise Men and of their rich gifts to the new- 
born Babe. 

"Yet we have been happy in giving lit- 
tle, inexpensive things," mused Mildred. 

" 'And when they had opened their treas- 
ures,' " mother quoted. "When you open the 
treasure-chest of love," she added softly, 
"the smallest and humblest gift is precious 
to the dear Christ."— Zion's Herald. 



So out on the front walk flounced Miss not Cower ones at all, was that strange im 
Rosella -'.one Wheaton. Not a person in sight possible-to-believe sign 
or the quiet village street; so different, so 



the eitv 



different 
h '- Rosella 



SOSELLA'S GOLD MINE. 

"No, Rosella, there's not a single thing 
you can do to help; until Ave get the attic 
cleaned you can't possibly settle your play- 
room. Run outdoors and play in the yard; you 
ou : :ht to be glad to have such a nice yard 
to play in after that tiny paved courtyard 
you had in the city." 

"But, motherrr," wailed Rosella pitifully, 
"I have no one to play with me." 

"Well," sighed her mother, "you'll .just 
have to do the best you can. As soon as school 
starts you'll make some friends; at least 
I hope so. Now, Martha, I'll help you with 
that mattress." 

Rosella, standing forlornly in the doorway, 
watched her mother and the stalwart maid, 
Martha, carry the mattress up the curving 
stairway. Housecleaning and settling' weren't 
much frn, hut they were better than nothing. 
Oh, any amount better! Closing the door be- 
hind her, the discontented little girl made her 
way to the swing which hung from the branch 
of a huge oak tree in the back yard. What 
good anyhow was a back yard full of trees 
all your own unless yon had some one to play 
ir. it with yon"? Back and forth, back and 
forth, swung Rosella disconsolately, growing 
lonesome and more lonesome every instant. 
To move into a new place and not to know 
a soul, spring vacation time, too, with no 
chance to make friends even till school starts. 
If Rodney were only a girl now instead of 
a boy, he'd do — until she could get some one 
else. But •gracious ! he made friends as fast 
as rolling oif a log 1 . Picked up with the boy 
next door, and they'd gone fishing early in 
the morning. There wasn't any little girl 
next door, of course there wouldn't be; even 
i; 7 there had been, she couldn't get to know 
her so quick, girls just didn't set acquainted 
as quickly as boys do. 

"Good night, T just can't stand it another 
minute!" cried the little girl jumping down 
from the swing. "I'll just die of lonesome- 
ness, if I don't at least see some one good 
and quick." 



very different from 
bad always lived. 

"I'll walk till I meet some one," decided 
that snail person. ' And I'll speak to 'em 
too," she boasted to herself. "I declare I'll 
grow dumb as dumb if I don't talk to some- 
body. ' ' 

Walking along under the trees whHi were 
fast filling with leaves, she thought timidly: 
"But what '11 I say to 'em," The sunshine. 
falling in splashes over her dress and shoes, 
seemed to furnish her with an answer. "I'll 
just say: 'It's a lovely day,' and then I'll 
say: 'Isn't it?' so — so they'll have to an- 
swer." 

Scarcely had she decided upon this before 
a man came in sight, a man with a wheel- 
barrow. When lie can e closer she saw it was 
full of black earth. Nearer still he came, till 
i e was only a. few feet away. Rosella moisten- 
ed her dry lips; gracious, what was it she 
ii tended to say! Oh, yes — but the man had 
passed. No, it would never do to run after 
him and say: "It's a lovely day, isn't it," 
Besides there was a little girl less than a. 
block away; she'd just say it to her and see 
how it worked. 

The little girl had a pink gingham dress 
with a black sailor tie, also very dark hair 
and blue eyes. And when the blue eyes were 
very close they suddenly turned and looked 
straight into Rosella 's. And Rosella 's drop- 
ped, not exactly with a bang, but something 
very much like it — so embarrassing it proved 
to look straight into these eyes of a little 
girl she didn't even know. Not a word eoeld 
she say. but walked stiffly on. A boy passed, 
two men and another little girl, but she didn't 
even raise her eyes; she knew now that she 
wasn't going to be brave enough to speak to 
any one. 

Her eyelashes filled drippingly with tears, 
and she winked them away impatiently. "No 
use crying, 'ccu.se I don't know how to make 
friends; nobody likes cry-babies," she sob- 
bed. "But it's just dreadful not to have any 
friends. A poor, friendless, little girl, that's 
what I am. Friendless, friend-less," keeping- 
time with her dragging step, poor ^Roscii'a 
chanted the hateful word. No wonder her 
eyelashes filled blurringly, and spilled tears 
all down her cheeks. 

"I'll get drowned, I will, if I don't watch 
out," whimpered Rosella, producing a hand- 
kerchief and mopping away at the deluge. 
"I — I d-don't see where all the tears come 
from." 

But on the instant almost, the two salty, 
little fountains ceased runninsr. Surprise did 
it. unbelieving, craestioning amazement. On 
a terrace of green grass a staggling row of 
bright red tulips wound and curved itself 
into a sign. "Home of the Friendless." Fun- 
ny, hut that's what it spelled. Twice Rosel- 
la read it wonderingly, three times; she was 
not dreaming, that sign was really there. And 



Orphans, home, old ladies' homes, and old 
mini's homes, Rosella, of course, had heard 
about. But a home for the friendless; how 
lovely for anybody to think of that! And 
to was one of that very sort of people 
had walked straight to it; it seemed like a 
fairy tale. In wonder Rosella started to walk 
around the block which held this strange 
building and its big grounds, and before she 
had taken many steps she heard children's 
voices. Quickening her pace, she came upon 
a playground with see-saws and swings, slides 
and merry-go-rounds, every one overflowing 
with children laughing, squealing, filling the 
air- with their shouts. 

So these were all friendless children like* — ■ 
like herself: she wasn't the only one who 
cou'ldn't make friends. A warm, comforting 
feeling! crept into Rosella 's heart. Oh, so 
many times her mother had said: "Dear, 
dear, I never saw a child like you!" 

Surely her mother didn't know that there 
were whole homes for just such people. In- 
side they must teach them to make friends 
with each other. 

Pressing her face against the high wire net- 
tin:, that shut off the playground from the 
street, she watched the gay anties of the 
children, frankly envying them. How could 
any one get into such a place? 

"Hey there, belle, little girl," called out 
a red-headed boy, "what d'you think you're 
looking at?" 

"Oh!" gasped Rosella, taking her courage 
in both hands. "I just was wondering how 
folks get into such a place. I'm one of 'em, 
you see, and how can I get in?" 
"'One of 'em?" 

"Friendlejss I mean," explained Rosella 
eagerly. 

"Oh," said the boy, "that! Why— why 
von walk around to the front door and tell 
'em so. Un huh, and if they do let you in, 
I'll toss you up in the swing, honest I will." 
Rosella 's heart almost failed her at the 
thought of rinsing the front door bell, but 
the knowledge that there were so many others 
in the world like herself lent her courage. 

"P r :ease," she said timidly to the tall wom- 
an in a nurse's white di-ess who answered 
her ring, "I'm friendless just like all the 
rest, and we jus moved to town, and — and 
school won't — won't start for most a week, 
I and — and I never could make friends easy, 
j and — and a boy says he'll swing me if I get 
in. Please, oh, please can I?" 

A few questions offered by the lady in white 

' and earnestly answered by the eager Ros- 

! ella, then the child found herself admitted 

to the joyous excitement of the playground. 

True to his word, the red-headed boy swung 

her high in one of the big swings, found a 

place for her, too, with a dozen other boys 

and girls in the meriw-go-round and piloted 

her from one joy to another. Wasn't this 

far and away better than an empty back 

.yard? Well, it just was, "And best of all," 



back of 'it, beyond a. stretch of green grass, . thought Rosella, in high excitement, ' any 
stood a bis red brick building, and again • time at all I can come here. Wasn't I lucky, 
over the door in regular school-book letters, , lucky, to walk right to it?" With such pleas- 

I 



12 



.METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 1926. 



ant thoughts hopping about inside her small 
head, she romped with the others unti^— 
well, until the afternoon suddenly was gone, 
and the kind lady in white was reminding 
her that it was time to go home for dinner. 
"Andrew, our houseman, is taking the bus 
down your way," she remarked pleasantly; 
"he'll drop you at your door. And remember 
whenever you (feel friendfesj-, dear, come 
visit us again. ' ' 

'"Ok, I wilt" cried Rosella. "''I never 
knew there was such a lovely, kind place 
as this. I thought, and mother thought ' I 
guess, too, that I was just about the only 
person in 'the world who couldn't make 
friends. She sure will be surprised when I 
tell her." . 

And when a few minutes later Rosella, 
deposited, at her door by the jolly old Andrew, 
did tell her mother, the good woman was 
even more surprised than the little girl had 
expected. 

"Rosella, Rosella," she sighed impatient- 
ly. "I don't believe there's another child 
like you in creation ; there you went up to 
that matron and told her you were friend- 
less when you have a good home and parents. 
tc- say nothing of a healthy young brother 
thrown in. Didn't you know the home of the 
friendless is just another name for orphans' 
home 1. " 

"No, ma'am," said Roijeilla slowly. "I 
thought it was a new kind of place for queer 
folks like me that couldn't make frienls. 
But anyhow I liked it, and they asked me 
to come again. I can go. oh. I can, can't I?" 
"I declare." Mrs. Wheaton eyed her young 
daughter's face quizzically. "I do declare 
it's the very. first time I knew a child to beg, 
to actually beg to so an orphn asylum. Brt. 
seeing you've set your funnv little heart on 
it, I don't see any reason why yon shouldn't.'' 
And that night when Mr. Wheaton came 
home and heard of Rosella 's thrilling dis- 
covery, he laughed uproarously and then said : 
"Well, we'll, "did our timid little girl find 
a whole gold mine of friends alreadv? Rosy, 
my dear, your old dad's proud of you." 
Rosella slowed happily under his praise, 
and deep down in her heart she was proud 
of herself, too. Her after lunch stroll had 
taken all the lonesomeness out of the new 
town, and when school should [start — wiell 
somehow she felt confident now that she'd 
make a whole lot of friends there, too. — Myra 
A. Worm, in The Continent. 



FROM PASTOE3 AMD PEOPLE, Looking ir that is soon to 

Hawkins Chapel, Littleton Charge. — Y\ r e are he in . both pained an 

still working. Our Sunday school is growl g; 

we are "doing splendid work. We cannot ex- might have been hat may never be 

press our thankfulness to the conference for , done. And s ; we think of how 

sending us our new preacher, Mr. J. B. O'Bri- ! goodness and merey have followed us through 

ant. of whom we are all very proud: Decern- ne , v - 

ber 21,1925 7:31) P. M. with' the help of the' Very few of. the "pillars" of die charge 
public school teachers, a Christmas program I f"" 511 labor t reward. In 

and a Christmas tree were given at" the ' ; ' - r ' r '' has been ' ;ina and merciful, 

church. On Christmas day Mr. O'Briant, ren- for we lo - how we eonld S ei alo "§' 

dored one of his splendid sermons to a num.- " '■"■ ' 'be ready 

her of p<*>ple, which they all enjoyed i 
much. 



With best wishes to the Herald readers' for 
a happy New Year. M. A. H., Reporter. 



Whitakers' Chapel, Enfield G7?arg8. — There 

has been 'no report from the Christian En- 
deavor Society of Wkitaker's Chapel f ir 
long time; but although we have been sib 
we have not been idle. One soeietv is ■ 



co fie . her lias put the loving folds 

■-■■ am around many lost sou's, 

kiss , of pardon. God 

]■■ :• f ivoi ' " es " ■ e revi ?- 

leled, and pa i - 
I, 1 ■ ■ : mt 

the ;h spiritual and temporal. Sub- 

ntial moi raised on the Stall' 

le] ;a -' ! is ir 

Missionary 



seme what young, but we have endi r< 

to do our best. We meet every Friday night, c ' n g P rt to ' wovk i !V:d 
either at the church or he home of some i tcrl in ] aying on the A. C. Bud- 
member of the society. Tl ere '-•■■ Beulah oreraeml red the r hphan"s H 
conducted by different members. We have a vi '' 1 a collection I 1.55 and rendered a 
social even' month in connection wi ' v ' Christmas eve, with a 



Friendship, Stanly Station. — Due to the ex- 
treme cold, we were deprived of our usual 
service December 31. We have started this 
ycor 1920 with a stronger determination to 
do a better work this year than we did last. 

Yesterday, Mr. Ridge delivered a striking 
sermon; he did not preach very, long as some 
of his preaching hour was used in electing 
officers and teachers for the year. Most all 
the teachers were re-elected for another year. 

Secretary, Hugh Harkey; Reporter, Oscar 
Hatley; Pianist, Miss Minnie Sue Sides -choir 
leader, D. W. Sides. 

Our Sunday school is progressing nicely, 
both in attendance and collection. Sunday 
school now at 9:45 instead of 10.00. 



meeting, which I am sure is enjoyed by every- 
one. 

While we try to attend our meeti 
larly we also try to be thoughtful. When we 
hear of any sick people in the nei :hl 
we try to do something to ither 

1 y visiting them or 1 y takii 

ii 'tiling that they will i This been 

done several times Trying to help -: 
eld be the reel spirit 
and most of us seem to 



trice colle ytion for tl udget. 

i Srar !; lei 1 ; lid is tree 

t'ts of more than one huu- 

(In 'i . in i. he i om mi ; s;- gifts. 

'■' met with a finer spiv- 

y life, at : ny time, than has been mani- 

irk for . few monl ' 

T i I to see some part with 

. nses of His 

■ 1-1 ght ' ■■ tender wife and 

r in w ?r ■ in hi- e ne » 1 of it. [ his i ■ 



spirit, but I ho r e that we will h i s spirit that i ' Irench- 

it as time "-o-i 1 altar's of i, and opens 

' rat a month ago w. ' heavenly light. This 

and plan something for Christmas md we " ' ' tllat is wel1 ui ' in 

anallvdecided upon e pag " .,. We tried our '' ; ' ' ' to us ' 

te make ir a success; and thos who : 

attended it on- the ev ■ of the twenty- ' ' " ; muck for 

aid ti lat we succc 1 : ? v nicely. 

At this time gifts which had been 1 
1 e members of the society for the orphans at 
High Point were placed on tl 



nmbed v* it 



ie of the ehui . ?ere 

small children. These were later sent to tl 



1 ens. 
We have tried to do our best in the pa 
but will endeavor to do better in the cue. ' ' ' ' hmise > there * 



ing We love h 

: | - h ;■ , " 

1 it too. If mor 



ind let you hear from us again I 

Core ad eg Secretary 



e less - s over wrecked boysi and 

Christ is nol "cri ivded out" in their lives. 
I have be Pear for the V are v : i 

child) ' I pa ■■ hts who- 1 

. Dhi 



Mecklenburg Ciarge. — Dear Editor: 

While I am under the momentum of this to ( hrist in tl 

wave of happy Christmas tide allow me to md of Bethlehem, who had "No 

try to answer that humiliati e si room" so m found their own h 

: have' been pondering, namely, "What has be- lied fn i - boso 

ie of Short- and the Mecklenl i I .' " This for i -wave 

j That little verse "Don't talk, if you've noth- upon us to "room" for Jes- 

ing to say," does not strickly apply to us. . 
We have rather been guided by tha sthet Ire j ■ thai the- s is so 

ndid line, "Steam in the cylinder is pow- Ei t) . - 

i er, but weak when it ascapes through the pou ■. en in irro- 

[wkistle.V and "Still water runs deep." We - this i i 1 pro- 

[have lied much that was worth writing, but 
we thought best to let others with more burn- , eri. It begun a week before Christmas and 



ii'.i messages use bur space. 



lasted eight days. Every thing I call think 



Jarnia n 



1020. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



13 



. [>] li a, v e I 'ii : 1 1 ; i • 

i . .1 . ; pi -> tone; and 

poi 1 i ash to 

. . .. ,- y are 

to bla for .whatever good of it. 

■ were rai ted >ut : ■■.:■:■' ii : 

into the dininj-i ! ■ id a: j 

the; a ted, I will I I en knoi I: 

at th I in unbidden! Tin 

■ til Chrisl md here ea ne Beulah 

in at the win low ran off the 
and I have not seen him since. Even 
' , ' ' : Pel ! H nnj ■ t,' ' b r ithus, 

1 ontra 1 hi n. Wl . aid 3-ou d ■ with 

ks? Is tha 11 i is '-Just 

ii ■ head. " A a\ i • h al; :ed a bliz 

to let ns know that ;,; B I 

| :■■ - ■ QJU '■ , 

: : ve of i ' ' re id then to the 

parsi nagi r i 11, they just i ouldn 't help ii , 
they didn t kni w aiiy b tter and I'd 
thi didn'L hn h I will ■"■■ 

a foo! ■■ ' . but, if 'J have alreadjy, I 

can ! help ii eil her Th me 

£ >i ing ['■>■ persons I akin - pa t, and 

the articles received, for it would tl a 
1 ! page in the Herald to do that. Suffice 
it to them for all< im- 

T have said any thing they 
think .. ild not have said, I will forgive 

that too if they w\ 1 ask me to. 

the Lord 1 less them, with the Herald 
and its readi rs. Rol I ! 



Lsboro White Christmas Committee," 
t! us helping to make ( Ire uisb i o's needy 

i orae - Mi sionary Society 
s nl a ] Chrisl as i pre i< titi to oi ' 

1 'ii tsburgh, I i. 

■ nsboi :> con- 
i Ii y ■■ hool ■: I endance, the ac- 
count of whiel is found on the " iTo i 
Page." 
■ ivr y nng people are planning to enter- 
tain the young p ople from Methodist Pro- 
el reh is in attc adan ■ at the eolie es 
in town during the la it week in January. 

i are to ' our new 

building al id early date. Pray for us that 
o<l may give us a great year's work. 

renee Li tie, Associate Pastor. 



is ea it. i ug oul I he pn of the annual 

eci; ference. This is em ouraj Some ol the 

stewards are urg nig the men bei : o ] aj the 
get monthly. We ar i his is the best 

plan, and we hope ii will be carried out. 

Edw. Suits. 



Grace nsboro. — ] ber has 

been busy - and p! "ns 
e Ne^vi 

We w y 1 have ] seived into 

err chui in lership the i lern- 

I ; -. _ A ,' I. D. S. 

Coltrane, Mr. and Mrs. A A. Durham 
E. G. Cowan, ;rs, k and Earnest 

Mrs. Carl Brittiari, Mrs, :- ; . K. Spahr, 
and Mrs. Lawrence Littl 

On Sunday, D ' ■ 20th, Dr. Dixon was 

b u ■ and had char re of the ion o 

Brother E. G. Cowan, a young minister of 
the Conf in'ation was ordered 

by then i '•' - ' 

i unal 
on account of illness. He ?ee; - to lie improv- 
ing now and we are praying that his recuper- 
ation ma .- be complete. 

Dr. and Mrs. Spahr "have been away sines 
December 21st, spending the holidays witli 
r '.atives in Detriot, Mich. Every member of 
the i i i ixious to have them re- 

turn. Th y are expected sometime this week. 

Th ■ i a 'eh observed' Golden Rule ! uuday 
ring was ;■ seive 1 for the nc edy 
■ : i ihans ''f the NT iar T Aist. 

The Chris aa Pageant, prepared by the 
: nina tioi ated and ail 

:, L , eei :- . [ Conference 

ion to this, an offering 
1 and sent to Rev. J. F. Min- 
uis, of Ii a, to provi a Christmas dinner 
,-sehi i . ;re. The Sunday 
ill c the assistance of Bro- 

i i r Cowan in his illness. 

Several contributions- were made to the 



eve, Forsyth Circuit. — We render- 
ed our Christmas , ro^ram on '•Saturday night 
after Christmas at ivhieb an offering' was tak- 

Superanuuates which amounted to 

Our Sunday school has reelected officers 

achers for another year with S. L. Lesh 

rintendent. Our Sunday school is do- 

i ' very 'well considering the cold weather. 

■ pla lining and pra ving foi a" betl 
viae in our church and Sunday school work. 
iVc invite e ry one to our church services. 
Sunday school at ten oVe ck except | 

- then Sunday school at two and 
A g at three; preaching on first and 
1 Sundays. 
Mr. Sai uel Wifong died recently. He was 
s old, the son of Jacob Wifi n 
attended all church services .regularly and 
'eve on time when able to attend. He 
was buried at Hebron Reformed Church. Fu- 
neral services i as conducted by his pastor, 
Rev. Geo. L. Curry, and Rev. P. L. Kinneman. 
Soon will our Savior from heaven appear; 
Sweet is the hope and its power to cheer; 
All wilj be changed by a glimpse of his face — 
This is the goal at the end of our race! 

I 'ood wishes to the Herald and its readers 
for a Happy New Year. Reporter. 



Bethel, MccksviRe Charge. — A Christmas 
proyram was given by the children Decem- 
ber 23rd, which was enjoyed very much by 
all present. The children did their part well. 
Offering, $6:00 We also gave the children 
a. beautiful Christmas tree filled with nice 
presents for each one. Following this Santa 
Glaus came iu with a large sack on liL back. 
and tre'ati '1 all the children which made them 
very happy indeed. 

On last Sunday we re-organized our Sun- 
day school for the coining year. Officers, J. 
Y\ . Gartner, Supt. ; C. S. Summers, Assist- 
ant; Greg Foster, Scc'y., and Biltie Howard, 
A ssistant. 

We are looking forward to have the best 
Sunday sehool this year we have ever had. 

Our young people who have been spend- 
ing the holidays at home have all returned 
back to school at different colleges. We wish 
each one much success in their work. 

Brother Sisk wilt hold communion service 
at Bethel next Sunday. Wishing' everyone 
a happy and prosperous new year 



Tabernacle Charge. — The good people of 
this charge were very thoughtful of pastor 
and family during the Christmas season. At 
Tabernacle we receiver sausage, canned fruit, 
•flO.'SO in cash, and other tokens of kindness. 
The good people of Moriah gave ns an old 
fashion pounding. When we had taken inven- 
tory of our stock we found we had a good 
supply 'of flour, sausage, honey, canned fruit, 
apples, oranges, soap, and many other use- 
ful articles. For fear we might omit some 
one we will not attempt to give names. The 
Lord knows each one who took part in this, 
and lie will reward them. We appreciate these 
j-tokens of kindness more than we can express 
iu words. But that which we appreciate most 
is the fine spirit' back of each gift. We were 
' assured, 'before we took up our duties as 
pastor of this charge, that we had good peo- 
ple to serve. The more we mingle with them 
the more we are convinced that we are serv- 
ing a good people. There seems to be a de- 
sire to co-operate with the pastor and officials 



pleasant Grove. — Superintendent Teague 
has installed an electric bell iu the hall of 
the Sunday school rooms to aid in handling 
the classes. This is a splendid addition. A 
few more chairs and tables added will give 
us splendidly equipped Sunday sehool rooms. 

The attendance at Sunday school last Sun- 
day was 112, which is considered a large at- 
tendance for the Grove. The people in this 
community are not very thickly settled, and 
of course there are some who do not attend 
church regularly. 

Brother A. C. Cecil does not improve as 
his friends would like to see. His wife is 
president of the Ladies' Aid Society and be- 
cause of his sickness the regular monthly 
meeting, which was to have been held in 
the home of Mrs. Walter Burton, has been 
postponed. 

It. was decided Sunday to call in all Sun- 
day night services for the winter months. 
This 'due to the muddy roads many of our 
people have to travel over to get to the 
church. Our prayer meeting and the meeting 
of our Senior and Junior C. E. Societies, 
will be held regularly each Friday night at 
7 P. M. 

Since our last report Brother Hubert 
Payne has again given us 10 gals, oil, five 
gals, motor oil and five gals, kerosene. We 
certainly thank him for this act of kindness 
which is only a repetition of what he has 
done before. We also thank Brother I. A. 
Teague, Brother B. E. Kennedy, and Brother 
B. E. Payne and family for a fine pair wool 
blankets presented to us at the Christmas 
entertainment. We appreciate these for their 
value but most of all the good spirit that 
piompted the gift. For all other gifts re- 
ceived the donors have our sincere thanks. 

G. L. Reynolds. 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 192G. 



THE WRONG- NUMBER, [night they slept. They dreamed of happy 

A certain lady called her grocer up on the ; tunes in the woods, 
telephone the other morning. After she had j In the morning they awoke. What did they 
sufficiently scolded the man who responded, j sec 



she said: 

"And what's more, the next order you get 
from me will be the last I'll ever give you." 

"It probably will, madam," said the voice 
at the other end of the wire. "You're talking 
to the undertaker."— Everybody's Magazine. 



[white. The snow had dome and covered the 
earth while they were sleeping. 

No one lacked for food in the older squir- 
rel's home. 

The litjUe squiifrel wished now ( that 
had spent less time at play. He felt very 
as he looked clown at the snow. 



PROHIBITION AND AUTOMOBILES. 
The significance of prohibition as an essen- 
tial to the auto industry is emphasized by 
the highway accident rate. In one year, 22,000 
were killed and 6S5,000 injured in this coun- 
try. Of these accidents, 80 percent were at- 
tributed to motor vehicles. The numiber of 
drivers' licenses revoked for intoxication sug- 
gests where the blame of these accidents must 
be placed. With open saloons, selling intoxi- 
cants to all comers, we should have to mul- 
tiply this terrific total to an unbelievable 
ligure. The drinker, whether driver or pedes- 
trian, is a menace to the public as well as 
for the continuance of the prosperity of the 
auto trade, with which is bound up the pros- 
perity of the nation. Prohibition must con- 
tinue and must be enforced. Nothing bat pro- 
hibition enforced can make the automobile 
safe for America. 



Why didn't I take Mrs. Squirrel's, 



he 
sad 

ad- 
vice V he asked himself. "Clod gave me nuts 
enough for ail winter, but 1 would not gather 
them. Now I will be hungry many times this 
winter." 

But the older squirrel proved to be very 
kind. She gave generously of her nuts to the 
little squirrel. 

"Next year," she said, "remember God 
sends us nuts, but we must gather them our- 
selves. ' ' 



THE SQUIRREL'S LESSON. 
Alice Sumner Varney. 
It was a beautiful sunny day early in Oc- 
tober. 

A little squirrel was sitting on the branch 
of an oak tree. Not far from him sat an 
older squirrel. 

"Little squirrel," said the older squirrel, 
"it is time you had an arithmetic lesson. All 
the boys and girls are in school. They are 
learning to count. ' ' 

"What for?" asked the little squirrel. 
"So they can go to the store and buy fruit 
and groceries for their mothers." answered 
the older squirrel. 

"But I don't have to go to the stare, so 
why should I learn to count?" asked the lit- 
tle squirrel. 

"You should go to the nut store this very 
day," the older squirrel replied. "Winter- 
will soon be here. Then there will he no nice 
.green things to eat. We squirrel's must start 
now and gather all the nuts we can for win- 
ter days when nuts cannot be found." 

"Oh, winter will not come for a long, long- 
time, I am sure," the little squirrel sjaid. 
' ' I will gather plenty of nuts by and by. ' ' 

He gave his bushy tail a toss and scampered 

to the ground to play among the fallen leaves. 

The older squirrel ran down to the ground. 

She began to gather nuts and carried them 

to her winter home in a tree close by. 

Day after day she worked until she knew 
she had nuts enough for all winter. She would 
not go hungry after Jack Frost came. 

Almost every day the two squirrels would 
meet. The little squirrel would play and would 
often say. "I told you winter was far, fail- 
away. I'll get my nuts soon enough." 

One night the squirrels went to bed. All 



HOW SAUCY MOUSE ESCAPED. 

Pussy Mow found his mother on the back 
porch one morning, drinking the loveliest bowl 
of milk you ever saw. My ! it made him feel 
hungry. 

But Mrs. Mow wasn't the least bit self- 
ish, and, licking her chops, siie said, "Come 
on, Pussy, and have a bite. It's good."' 

It must have been good, just as she said; 
^because when the milk was gone they didn't 
stop, but went right on licking and licking' 
until the bowl was as shiny as if it had been 
wiped on a brand-new dish-towel. And, even 
as Mrs. Mow got through and went away, 
Pussy Mow kept on licking the bowl just 
the same. 

But all at once he saw two bright eyes 
peeping at him from under the porch, and 
there as sure as comd be, was Saucy Mouse — 
the one that laughed at him in the kitchen 
not long siince. 

Before Pussy Mow could say anything 
more than "Ptiss!" it bounded from the 
little hole and danced the sailor's horn-pipe 
right before his eyes. 

teased "yon 



' ' Fraidy-eat ! Fraidy-eat ! " it laughed, but 
Pussy Mow pretended not to hear. 

"Fraidy-eat!" it squeaked again, but Pus- 
sy Mow pretended to be fast asleep. 

And then Saucy Mouse jumped clear out 
from its hole and danced all around Pussy 
Mow, calling him naughty names. 

Pretty soon" Pussy Mow opened a corner 
of one eye and found Saucy Mouse wiggling 
its nose at him. ■ 

"Now," he cried, "I have you!" With 
that he bounded upon Saucy Mouse quick as 
a wink and caught it. 

"Oh, help! help!" scfueaied Saucy Mouse. 
"Your paws prick me. They are full of pins." 

Pussy Mow had never thought about his 
soft velvety paws being full of pins. So now, 
forgetting Kauey Mouse for a second, he 
lifted a forepaw and looked at it. Yes, sure as 
fate, he counted five sharp nails. And then 
something hapiiened. While he was looking at 
one paw, Saucy Mouse slipped from under the 
other and dived into his hole. 

"Tee-hee! Tee-hee!" it laughed. "Next 
time you want to catch mice, Pussy Mow, 
don't try to do two things at one time. "i — ■ 
Genevieve D. O'Neill, in Our Little Ones. 



t!" 



' ' Fraidy-eat ! Fraidy-eat ! 
are jost a fraidy-eat." 

Pussy Mow had never been called a fraidy- 
eat before, and he didn't like it the least 
bit. 

"I'll teach you not to cad naughty nann.s 
like that," he sjaid, his eyes as bigj as .an 
evening star. "It's bad-manners — my mamma 
told me so." With that he gave a -leap ami 
would have landed right on top' of Saury 
Mouse had not the mouse jumped back lieke- 
ty-split into its hole. 

Pussy Mow was about - to put his paws 
through the hole so as to pull the little mouse 
out, when he happened to think of what Mrs. 
Mow told him just the night before. 

"If ever Saucy Mouse is naughty again," 
she said, "just look for its hole and watch 
it. Be quiet as can be, and pretend to !>a 
asleep. It will come out; and then jump at 
it — plumps --that's the way to catch it." 

Therefore Pussy Mow sat down near Saucy 
Mouse's hole and watched and watched. And 
pretty soon the mouse stuck its head through. 



MARB LED. 
Lee Pearson And Carrie Prssiar 
Were united in the bonds of matrimony 
hi the home of the groom's brother, T. J. 
Pearson. Mr. Pearson is the' son of B. G. 
Pearson, a life long staunch Methodist Prot- 
estant. It can be plainly seen, the son's lik- 
ing for his church, in that he drove from 
Hickory, N. C, to be married by his pastor. 
Miss Preslar is a school teacher and is held. 
in high esteem by all who know her. Her for- 
mer home was Hickory, N. C. Mr. Pearson 
i- employed by the Government at Glen Falls, 
S. 0. After the wedding ceremony the party 
proceeded to thefather's home where asumpt- 
ucus dinner awaited us. After all wished the 
Jhappy couple a joyous jouruey on the sea of 
matrimony we left for our various homes. 

R. G. Koons. 



COLONEL MITCHELL FOUND GUiLTY. 

The court-martial trial of Colonel William 
Mitchell, which began October 28, came to 
an end December 17. The Army court found 
the Colonel guilty of insubordination, for his 
charges that the Shenandoah and PN-9 No. 
1 disasters were ' ' the direct result of incom- 
petency, criminal negligence and almost treas- 
onable administration of the national defense 
by the Army and Navy Departments." 

As punishment the court-martial ordered 
that Colonel Mitchell be suspended from rank, 
command and duty in the Army for a period 
of five years, and. that he receive no pay dur- 
ing that time. The marimum penalty is dis- 
honorable discharge from the Army. The 
court explained that it was "lenient" to Col- 
onel Mitchell because of his fine World War 
record and his service of twenty-seven years 
as a soldier of the United States. 



^— Bro. J. Norman Wills sprained his ankle 
sc badly last week that he had to take to 
crutches. 



January 7, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



15 



I 



IN MEMOEIAM, SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— JAN. 
Culler, Fine Men Believe On Jesus, 

irl Samne] Culler, born August 9, 1856,.: Lesson Text: John 1:35-49. 

di( : ctobei 30, 1925. June 5, 18 I, lie was Golden Text : John 1.29. 



10. 



united in marriage to Sarah A tin Eliza Stone. 
To this union six children were born, three 
sons and three daughters, all surviving him. 

He joined Mt. Zion Church in early man- 
hood and remained a member until death. 
1 have been .his pastor for several years of 
this time, and always found a hearty wel- 
come in his home, and it seemed to be a 
pleasure to him to divide anything with me 
that he had that I was in need of; he has 
indeed been a friend to me. 
. Ho was a true and loving husband, a kind 
father, a good neighbor, and loved by those 
who knew him. He leaves a host of relatives 
and friends to mourn his departure. . 

Funeral services were held in ML Zion 
Church, where a large number of relatives 
and friends were assembled, after which 
the remains were interred in the Mt. Zion 
cemetery to await the resurrection. 
• We extend our sympathy to the bereaved 
family. A. L. Hunter. 



Bowman. 

I'ia Bowman was born May 5, 1S9S, and 
died October 25, 1925. She was the youngest 
daughter of George W. Bowman. 
' She professed faith in Christ in early child- 
hood and joined the M. P. Church at Pin- 
nacle, and lived a consecrated christian life, 
until death. 

She was sick for about two weeks, and for 
several days was in a very critical condition 
at the City Memorial- Hospital at Winston- 
Salem, suffering a great deal but bearing- it 
with truly christian patience, saying at dif- 
ferent times that she was a child of God, and 
was ready to go, was prepared to meet God 
and was going home. 

With such consoling words as these, we 
.shouldn't grieve as those who have no hope 
of their departed loved ones. 

She is survived by six sisters and ■ two 



The Central Truth: The Chief Shepherd 
arid His undershepherds were busy seeking 
and (hinding- the iost sheep of the house of 
Israel. 

Scriptural Points. 

1. "Behold the Lamb of God." This title 
shows that Jesus was siniess and that He was 
the all-sufficient Sacrifice for the sins of man- 
kind. He was the. great Antetype to which 
ail other sacrifices pointed. He became a 
sin-offering' for us. 

2. The two disciples of John the Baptist, 
John and Andrew, acted at once upon this 
testimony of their leader. "They followed 
J'esus." As John the forerunner's ministry 
was about over, he was anxious for his fol- 
lowers now to follow Jesus. 

3. "What seek ye"?" Are you moved by cur- 
iosity ? or are you seeking worldly honors '? 
or are you seeking salvation and eternal life? 
What is the motive in following Jesus ? 

4. "Yvhere dwellest thou?" These disciples 
ed to pay Jesus a visit in order to learn 

more about Him and His mission. 



truth. He was not like the scribes and phari- 
sees, blinded by traditions and age-long preju- 
dice. Jesus displayed His omniscience not on- 
ly in setting forth Nathaniel's inner life but 
aiso that He saw him under the figtree be- 
foi e Philip spoke to him. 

13. "Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God; thou 
art the King of Israel." This confession was 
made solely upon the manifestation of omnis- 
cience from the lips of Jesus, an attribute 
that beblonged to God alone. 

14. This lesson sets forth four great titles 
of Jesus. "The Lamb of God," sacrificed up- 
on the cross; "The Messiah," Teacher and 
Redeemer; "The Son of God," the second 
Person in the Godhead; and "The King of 
Israel," "the blessed and only Potentate, the 
King of kings and Lord of lords." 

Practical Points. 

1. To look to Jesus is to become like Him in 
spirit, conduct and service. "Looking unto 
Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; 
who for the joy set before him endured the 
cross, despising the shame, and is set down at 
the right hand of the throne of God." Heb. 
12:2. 

2. Worldly seekers will find those apples of 
Sodom that crumble into dust at the touch of 



Come and see." No one can ever be- \ avarice. Those who seek Jesus will find life 



ecme really acquainted with Jesus until they 
come to Kim and get a vision of His humil- 
ity, His compassion, and His power to save. 
1 ' Ye will not come to. me that ye might have 
life." 

0. "He first findeth his own brother Si- 
mon." The first thing Andrew did after his 
own conversion was to win his own brother 
to Jesus. He bore glad testimony that Jesus 
was fhe promised Messiah. He^lid more than 
this. He persuaded Simon to come to Jesus, 
and see for himself. 

7. "Thou shalt be called Cephas." Ce- 
phas means a stone, the same as Peter. Jes- 
us gave this new name to Simon to represent 
the strong, rock-like character that he would 



brothers. She leaves a large circle of friends deveto P in contaet with Himself, the Rock 



in Winston-Salem where she had lived for 
several years. 

Funeral services were held by the writer 
at Pinnacle Church in the presence of a large 
congregation assembled to pay the last re- 
spects to the deceased, after which the re- 
mains were laid to rest in the r-eruetery. 

The bereaved have our sympathy. 

A. L. Hunter. 



of Ages 

S. "Jesus findeth Philip." It is re- 
corded that "Jesus would go forth into Gal- 
ilee" for this very purpose to win another 
disciple, and to add another to His list of 
apostles. 

9. "Follow me." This meant more social 
fellowship. It meant more being a scholar in 
the school of Christ. It meant that Philip 
must become like Jesus, live like Jesus, and 
serve mankind like Jesus. 

10. "Philip findeth Nathaniel." He felt 
impelled by the love of Jesus that filled his 



— The Illinois Supreme Court has decided 
that women in that State are not eligible for 
jury duty. 

\— The first civil marriage has just been - soul to 'share this joy and love with others. 



celebrated in Turkey. It was between a Tur- 
kish official and a British schoolmistress. Both 
parties signed a contract for equal rights. 

—A $12,000,000 merger of the Corona" Type- 
writer Company and the L. C. Smith Type- 
writer Company has been completed. The two 
I ■ i panii ■ employ al oul 3,000 persons. 

— A British expedition is now on its way v -j 
to the Hukwang valley in Burma to ofer 
slave-owners there generous prices if they 
will free their slaves. 



He therefore at once sought a friend of his 
and told him about the new-found Savior. 

11. "Can there any good thing come ,out 
of Nazereth?" This was such a small village 
and notoriously wicked. Could the Messiah 
of the race come from such a cesspool of 
iniquity? Corae and see, and be convinced. 

: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom 
is.no guide." Jesus saw into this man's soul 
and saw that he was a sincere seeker after 



everlasting. "Seek first the Kingdom of God 
and his righteousness; and all these things 
shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33. 

3. Jesus and His co-workers are the real 
seekers and finders. The lost are blind and 
dead and completely incapable of taking the 
initiative in their own salvation. Unless they 
are sought out by lovers of souls they will 
become eternally lost. Jesus said, "For the 
Son of man is come to seek and to save that 
which was lost." 

4. The world-wide field of lost souls is 
white unto the harvest. Millions perish every 
hour. Reach in the sickle of the gospel and 
reap golden sheaves for the last day of rejoie- 
ing. "And he that reapeth receiveth wageg, 
and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that 
both he that soweth and he that reapeth may 
rejoice together. John 4:36. 

5. Jesus in the Rock-foundation upon which 
Pie is building His church. Believers are the 
living stones with which the ecclesiastical 
temple is being constructed. "Ye also, as 
lively stones, are built upon a spiritual house, 
an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sac- 
rifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. ' ' 
1 Pet. 2:5. 



— The Italian parliament has adopted a 
bill giving to Mussolini power to govern by 
decree in emergencies instead of waiting" for 
laws to be enacted. The Senate has also pass- 
ed a government bill restricting the liberty 
of the press. 

— Crowds of civilians are leaving Damascus, 
fearing more fighting in the city. The Druses 
are making occasional night attacks on the 
French garrison. In 192.0 there was an up- 
rising in Syria which cost the French 6,960 
men. Since last July 8pl French soldiers 
have been killed. 



16 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 7, 1926. 

n i i -TiT r-VTi'i nil '■ 



Englis7( St. Cfturch. — We are getting along 
flue both in Sunday sehool and church work. 
I notice our attendance is larger than during 
last year and offerings much larger which 
is partly due to our contest with offering 
and attendance banners. If your classes are 
not moving as they should send to the M. P. 
Book concern, Baltimore, and get you some 
banners. And put on a contest. It has helped 
our sehool and I feel sure it will help yours.. 
We have had our first quarterly conference. 
Had good Christmas exercises. Those of us 
that went over the obstacles of last year 
feel that we are getting along fine. We feel 
a great deal of our success is due to our faith- 
ful consecrated pastor. Almost any minister 
can preach a good sermon once in a while, 
but our pastor preaches two good sermons 
every Sunday. We had a good lecture from 
Mrs. Dr. A. G. Dixon third Sunday afternoon 
of last month to Missionary Society. We 
arf always glad to have Dr. and Mrs. Dixon 
with us. Reporter. 



eddittgGifts 

COMMUNITY AND STERLING SILVER, PLATED WARE, CHINA, CUT 
GLASS AND POTTERY. 







Bethel, Alamance Ct. — We have not report- 
ed for some time. Reporter has been busy, 
but we are still alive and working. Brother 
J. A. Burgess has filled two appointments at 
Bethel since conference, giving us interest- 
ing and instructive sermons. We are glad to 
welcome him to Bethel as pastor of church, 
and extend to him our hearty cooperation. 

Our Sunday school is progressing nicely. 
Brother Lon. McPherson has been reelected 
for the year. He has been our Supt. for a long 
time. We couldn't think of giving him up. 
We had a Christmas tree - Christmas eve. A 
nice program was rendered, after which Bro 
ther Burgess gave us an excellent talk on 
Christmas. Santa Claus came then and treat- 
ed the children while the presents from the 
tree were being! distributed. His presence, 
his treat, and funny actions were much en- 
joyed by the children. 

Mrs. Lon. McPherson, teacher of the phila- 
thea class, entertained her class and a few- 
other invited guests at her home Wednesday- 
eve, after Christmas. A Christmas program 
was rendered ; after which delicious refresh- 
ments were served. The young ladies present 
assisted our host in serving. The house was 
beautiful decorated for Christmas and the 
Christmas spirit every where apparent. Every 
one present expressed their enjoyment of 
Mrs. McPherson 's hospitality. The class pre- 
sented their teacher with a nice Christmas 
present at the church Christmas eve. Before 
leaving for our homes, we sang, Blest be the 
tie that binds our hearts in Christian love, 
and we felt anew, "Peace on earth, good 
will toward men," sang by the angels so long 
ago. 

Our Wednesday night prayer meetings are 
being well attended for winter time. For this 
we are thankful. Our Home and Foreign Mis- 
sionary Societies met with Mrs. Lon. Mc- 
Pherson in Nov. Subject, What is Life"? We 
had a good meeting-. 

First Sunday in January, last Sunday, we 
met with Mrs. Gray McPherson. Subject — 
Our resolves. We enjoyed talks on resolutions 
for the coming year. Miss Bessie Holmes 



HNHI rOIWT OOLLTOE. • 

College of the Methodist Protestant Church. Co-ndueational. Pitting for life and * 
for university eourses. Just closed a sueeessful year in whieh one hundred and thirty- * 
four students were enrolled in the freshman and sophomore classes. 

Students are being registered for the fall semester, which begins September 15th. * 
For years we have been looking forward to the time when we would have a college in * 
North Carolina, and now that the dream has been realized we are appealing to all * 
Methodist Protestants and friends of the ehurcb to stand by the institution in its * 
first years of existence. 

Catalogue and application blank will be forwarded upon application. Those desir- * 
ing further information should address The President, High Point College, High * 
Point, N. C. * 



We Make a Specialty of 

LOOSE LEAF BOOKS^EOR MISTS- 

1BRS' USE. 

WILLS BOOK "AND STATIONEBY 0C 



LIFE 



gave the lesson Jfrom study book, whieh 
was much enjoyed by all. We also enjoyed 
the singing', but best of all, we enjoyed being 
with Mrs. McPherson, who is one of our 
charter members, and has been so faithful. 
For a long time she has been sick, and con- 
fined to her home. She enjoyed being in 
our meeting again. May the Lord bless and 
help her, and may we all do our best year's To the preacher life's a sermon, 
work for Christ this yeai\ We are all one year To the joker it's a jest, 
nearer home. Next meeting first Sunday in 
February at 2:30 P. M. with Mrs. W. R. 
Foust. Subje,etV- God's Plan. 

Mrs. W. R. Foust and Mrs. Otis Cooke are 
sick. Hope for them a speedy recovery. 

Mrs. J. M. Foust, Reporter. 



To the miser life is money, 

To the loafer life is rest, 
To the lawyer life's a trial, 

To the poet life's a song, 
To the doctor life's a patient 

Who needs treatment right along 1 . 
To the soldier life's a battle, 
West Forsyth Circuit. — Have nearly com- To the teacher life's a school. 
pitted the second round, congregations have Life's a good thing to the grafter, 
been very good as to numbers, and attentive It's a failure to the fool, 
to the word. To the man upon the engine 

We moved into the parsonage on Christmas Life's the making of a grade, 
eve. Bros. J. H. Spease, W. H. Spear, J. F. Life's a gamble to the gambler, 
Hunter, and Clinton Sprinkle contributing To the merchant life is trade. 
to that end. Mrs. Jasper Long had a good Life is but a long vacation 
hot supper for us. To the man who loves his work. 

We found that others had been here with Life's an everlasting effort 
supplies for the larder, and have continued To shun duty to the shirk, 
to come ever since. To enumerate would re- To the earnest Christian worker 
quire the calling of a. large part of the stock Life's a story ever new. 
of a grocery store and market. I do not know Life's just what we try to make it. 
the names of all but there were Andersons, Brother, what is life to you? 
Hunters, Longs, Speases, Sprinkles. ', — H. M. C, U. S. Naval Hospital, Washing 

The parsonage family were also remember- ton, D. C. 

ed by two of the Sunday schools in their 

Christmas treat. i— Postmaster-General New reports to Con- 

Our thanks to all, and gratitude to Him gress that expeiments in using rural free 
who puts it into the hearts of His children delivery for sending food products direetiy 
to do such things. "May his blessings reward from producer to consumer have failed, 
them, and help me to help them. — We thank Dr. Benson and Bro. Reinei 

C. H. Whitaker, Pastor. of the Baltimore Book concern for a bill-fold 

purse.. We expect to keep it hoping that we 

— President Coolidge has nominated Ogden will sometime find use for it. If that time 
H. Hammond to be United States ambassador never comes, it will serve as a memento oi 
te Spain. their poor judgment. 




oteiftot 



EVEN ChBil 




LUME XXXII. 



GREENSBORO, N. C, JANUARY 14, 1936 



NUMBER 10. 



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<a.«TM0B13T PROTESTANT HEBALB. 
T. HcCulloch. Editor and I'ubiisner. 



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A GENTLE SPI&IT FLOWN. 

jast Sunday morning members of Calvary 
.ireh were painfully shocked to hear that 
s. Walter J. Wiiliams was at the point of 
ith. Report of her illness had gone out, 
i no one seemed to realize that she w\s 
lgerously sick, perhaps not even the doctor. 
t pneumonia developed and quickly ran its 
al course. Sunday night about nine o'clock 
s. Williams passed from this life to the 
! triumphant. Hers was a spirit of rare gen- 
less. Her worth was known in the church 
well as in the home, and we all will sadly 
is her, though we have assurance that all 
happiness with her. Words are too feeble 
express the sympathy we feel for Brother 
lliams and his family. The elder son lives 
Oklahoma, but was wired for and prompt- 
responded The funeral was in Calvary 
arch Tuesday. 2 P. M; and the burial at 
it Rock Church. 

'astor Gerringer was assisted in the fun- 
.1 service by Dr. A. G. Dixon and by Rev. 
. Mason, Baptist minister. The floral offer- 
s were numerous and beautiful. 
Imong- those present from a distance were 
v. and Mrs. J. S. Williams, of Asheboro. 



OLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. 

rhere seems to be a growing sentiment 
linst capital punishment. Not only does 
nine feeling rebel against the thought of 
:ing human life, even by the state through 
orderly processes of law, but men are 
iously questioning' the right of the sate to 
:e human life. 

rhe question is bound up with that of the 
;hority of the Mosaic law. Many people 
m been taught to think of that law as 
de for all time and for all nations, while 
ters think of it as harfng local and tem- 
"ary application. To the former class the 
)lition of capital punishment would be in 
ltravention of the express will of God and 



therefore in itself criminal. To the other 
class, the abortion of capital punishment 
would be in harmony with the will of God as 
revealed in Christian consciousness. 

A similar situation exists with regard to 
the ministry of women fn our churches. Some 
take Paul's "I suffer not a woman to teach" 
as absolutely prohibitive of the practices of 
preaching by women, while others feel that 
Paul's practice was founded simply in his 
own sense of propriety and is not to be taken 
as a rule by others whose sense of propriety 
differs from Paul's. 

When men reach the conviction that they 
have a right to abolish capital punishment, 
then the question will be. Is it better to do 
so? That is the phase of the question that is 
most discussed now. 

As a part of this discussion we quote the 
following paragraphs givtng the views of the 
warden of Sing Sing, New York : 
What Justification? 

What justification can be made of execu- 
tion by order of the state he asks. 

Punishment of the offender? Death is not a 
punishment. Not many men fear it. There are 
few who violently shrink from the arms of 
the death chair. Compared with life imprison- 
ment the death in the electric chair is far 
less impressive. 

Deterreqcy of crime by others? It is there 
the advocate of capital punishment has his 
most coveted point. It was there he was met 
by Warden Lawes with his chief battery of 
facts, facts which went in every case to prove 
there is no rela'tionslfp between unrelenting 
punishment and the frequency of crime com- 
mission. Records in states and in other coun- 
tries were cited as proof. 

Retribution by the state? Such a motive is 
beneath the dignity of a commonwealth and 
is no longer held even in argument. 

Reformation of the individual ? There is no 
reformation in death. 

Confinement Necessary. 

Warden Lawes was frank to say that to 
abolish capital punishment and meet the re- 
quirements of society it would be necessary 
to provide life confinement for those convicted 
of cold-blooded murder. The pardon/ ng power 
could not then be left in the hands of an 
individual, even a governor. It would have to 
be invested in a trained board which would 
act to mitigate a sentence only when justi- 
fication was had beyond a doubt. 



—Mount McKinley in Alaska, 20,300 feet 
high and the loftiest mountain peak in North 
America, is showing signs of volcanic activi- 
ty. 

—Foreigners in China are in constant dan- 
ger as a result of the civil war there. 



— It is a good idea in writing a ieUer to 
insert tlie aaaress of tne person for whom 
the letter is intended. The editor finds in his 
mail this morning a letter written by a young 
lady to her sweetheart and inclosed by mis- 
take wl.lh a remittance for the Herald. Had 
it borne his address we could have forwarded 
it to him, but "dearest Tom" was not suffi- 
cient for identification, aid the best we could 
do was to return it to the young lady and 
give her a dreadful shock to discover that 
she sent such a letter to such a person. She 
won't do it again, and you would better be 
careful, too. 



Bess Chapel.— Sunday, December 27, was 
a good day for us. We enjoyed i good sermon 
by our pastor, Rev. E. A. Bingham, but most 
of alt we enjoyed Us discussion of Goals for 
the New Year which we all heartily endorsed 
and are resolved to support. They are as 
follows : 

1. New Church. 

2. Bigger and better Sunday school and 
Bible vacation school. 

3. A great revival of religion. 

4. C. E. Society I nd Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society growing in numbers and ac- 
tivity. 

5. Organization of Junior C. E. Society. 

6. Every family taking Church Paper. ' 

7. High Point College heartly supported. 

8. Budgets raised in full. 
THINK! WORK! PRAY! 

Our motto: PhiUipians 4:13 "I can do all 
things through Christ which strengthened 
me. ' ' 

With these eight outstanding goails alw'.ys 
before us it seems that we should have a 
great incentive to work throughout the whole 
year. 

On Christmas Eve we enjoyed a Christmas 
Pageant given by members of the Sunday 
school who were trained by Miss Edna Del- 
linger. The older people as we'll as the young 
and small children enter he'rtily into these 
special services and this gives all of us an 
' dded zest to work. The big beautiful Christ- 
mas tree was a source of pleasure to old 
and young too and we all felt like we were 
very much benefited by this Christmas service. 

Reporter. 



The most destructive floods that Western 
Europe lis known for more than half a cen- 
tury have made January, 1926, memorable for 
the people of the region. 

—We regret that we cannot publish all re- 
ports this week. We hope to catch up next 
week. 



V 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 14, 1926. 



SCIENCE AND RELIGION. 

(A lecture delivered more than 40 years ago 
by Dr. Nereus Mendenhall. It was sent to the 
Greensboro Daily News by his daughter, Mrs. 
Mary Hobbs, of Guilford College.) 

Probably more deep and far reaching 
changes are going on now in religious views 
than at any other time since the introduction 
of. Christianity. 

None of you has struggled to maintain the 
beliefs of his boyhood more than myself. My 
present task is to speak of science and the 
Bible. They have repeatedly been said to be 
in conflict. To understand how these conflicts 
arise, let us look first it the way in which the 
Bible has been regarded. 

(a) Inspiration: 

Many views have been held varying from 
that taught by Calovius and Quenstedt who 
held that everything in Scripture comes from 
the infallible divine assistance and direction, 
that it is of infallible truth and free from 
every error — contains no lie, no falsehood, 
not the very slightest error either in fact or 
in word — everything in it of the highest 
truth whether ethical or historical, chronical, 
topographical or verbal. 

The Formula Consensus Helvetica went fur- 
ther and declared that the Old Testament was 
"turn quoad vocalia, sive puncta ipsa, sive 
punetorum saltern potestatem et turn quoad 
res, turn quoad verba iuerrant" (in every 
consonant, in every vowel, in every point 
in everything and in every word infalii- 
teljsi). On the other hand, Capellius, after 
investigating the antiquity of the Hebrew, 
points, maintained that the inspiration of the 
Scriptures did not demand perfect accuracy in 
details, that such accuracy not only did not 
exist in such editions as we have now, but 
never did e.-^'st, for manuscripts show dis- 
crepancies which cannot be explained on the 
theory of wilful or involuntary mistakes of 
copyists. These opinions have not been held 
by the church at large, as I believe, neither 
by the Romish nor the Greek nor the Protes- 
tant. 

Even Augustine said, "I give only that 
honor to those books which are called canon- 
ical as to believe that the author thereof in 
writing did not err, and if I meet with any- 
thing in these writings that seemeth repugant 
to the truth, I shall not doubt to say that 
either the volume is faulty or erroneous, 
that the expounder hath not reached what 
was said, or that I have in no wise understood 

it." 

While trying to hold my former views, and 
seeing the great difficuty, impossibility, indeed 
of soloing when engaged as a civil engineer-, 
on the Western North Carolina railroad 1 
sent for Neander's life of Christ. It was some 
relef to me therein to read these words: 

(b) "It must be regarded as one of the 
o-reatest boons which the purifying process 
of the Protestant theology (in Germany) has 
conferred upon faith as well as science, that 
the old mechanical view of inspiration has 
been so generally abandoned. That doctrine, 
and the forced harmonies to which it led, 
demanded a clerk-like accuracy in the evange- 
lical accounts,, and could not ;adn< t 



are now no more compelled to have recourse 
to subtilties against which our sense of truth 
rebels. In studying the historical connexion 
of our Savior's life and actions by the appli- 
cation of an unfettered celticism, we reach 
a deeper sense in many of his sayings than 
the bonds of the old dogmatism would have 
allowed. The inquiring reason need no longer 
find its free sense of truth opposed to faith; 
nor is reason bound to subjugate herself, not 
to faith, but to arbitrary dogmas and arti- 
ficial hypotheses. The chasms in the Gospel 
history were unavoidable (in the transmission 
of divine truth through such lowly human' 
means. The precious treasure has come to us 
in earthen vessels. But this only affords room 
for the exercise of our faith — a fatth whose 
root is to be found, not in science, not in 
demonstration, but in the humble and self- 
denying submission of our spirits. Our scien- 
tific views may be defective in many points; 
our knowledge itself may be but f ragrnentary ; 
but our religious, interests will find all that 
is necessary to attach them to Christ as the 
ground of salvation and the archetype of 
holiness." 

(c) Says an eminent Scotch divine, "If 
we find even in the Bible any thing that 
confuses our sense of right and wrong, that 
seems to us less exalted and pure than the 
character of God should be, if after the most 
patient thought and prayerful pondering it 
still maintains this aspect, then we are not to 
bow down to it as God's revelation to us', 
since it does not meet the needs of the earlier 
and more sacred revelation He has give us 
in our own spirit and conscience which testify 
of Him." 

Similar quotations might be largely mul- 
tiplied. The whole day might be taken up in 
illustrating the different views which have 
been taken of the question of . inspiration 
— the inspiration of the Bible. But with con- 
fidence I think it may 'be said that it is the 
first view — that view which held that in 
every consonant, in every vowel, in every 
point as the force of every pointy — < in every 
thing and in every word the Bible lis literally 
true, and that there was assumed the author- 
ity to so teach and hold even to the extent 
of taking life — I say it was this extreme view 
that lighted the fires of persecution within 
the church, and kept running a. stream of 
martyrs' blood from the days of Stephen, to 
go no further back, down to the days when 
Huss and Jerome. and Tyndale and Savonaro- 
la and Cranmer were burnt at the stake. 

Science has been of slow growth. Anaxa- 
goras, 500 before Christ, may be regarded as 
(he father of modem science. In the investi- 
gation of nature and her laws, he first com- 
bined close reasoning with observation and 
experiment. He showed that air was a sub- 
stance, since if confined in bladders it offer- 
ed resistance and displaced other bodies. He 
taught that there is no such thin? as chance, 
but denned it "a cause nnperceived by the 
human intellect," also that there is no such 
thing as the destruction of matter, but mere- 
ly a separation and transfer elsewhere of 
the particles, thus anticipating one of the 
most important discoveries of modern chem- 



?he 8 lS«t contradictions in them; but we is try. He taught that the earth was cylindri- 



cal; the moon inhabited and receiving its 
light from the sun. and though he had no 
spectroscope — that the sun is a hot glowing 
mass of stone, not very far from the trutn 
as just learned by our astronomers. But if 
science began with him persecution was there 
also. He was charged with irupiety, and fled 
from Athens to excape death. 

Socrates. Though the studies and teaching 
of Socrates, the grandest 'figure of ancient 
history, were ethfcal and not in the realm of 
physics or natural history, yet he was perse- 
cuted by the professed guardians of reli- 
gion even unto death. 

Aristotle, who wrote on all branches of 
knowledge and science up to his day like An- 
axagoras fled from Athens on account of re- 
ligious persecution, saying that he would not 
give the Athenians the opportunity of sai- 
ning a second time against philosophy. It 
may just be added, for the time would fail 
to run even a small part of the list, that it 
was the very religious Jews, those who. after 
the straitest sect, set more value upon the 
letter of a creed than upon love of God and 
~pve of man. who put Christ to death. 

But says someone, what have these cases to 
do with the Bible? These men had nothing 
to do with the Bible; but the principle is the 
same and they are used only to illustrate 
the principle. 

Bacon 1561—1626. Among the causes of the 
sad condition of the sciences Bacon reckons 
superstition and blind religious zeal, the most 
irreconcilable opposer of natural philosophy. 
Since his dav, and especially during the pres- 
ent- century, the advancement of science has 
been most rapid. The principal fields m which 
it has encountered opposition on religions 
•oTOunds have been in astronomy and geology, 
and later in what is known as the doctrine 
of evolution. 

The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, A. U. 
140. placed the earth as a sphere in the cen- 
ter and the moon, planets, sun and stars, in 
a crystalline sphere daily revolving' around it. 
This system was adapted to the manner in 
which the heavenly bodies appear to move. 

Copernicus, born at Thorn. Prussia, dis- 
satisfied with the condition of astronomy 
spent years in working out and proving ^hat 
is now known as the Copernican system, lnis 
like that of the Pythagoreans of old. placed 
the sun in the center— the earth revolving 
on its axis and also going around the sun, as 
did the other planets. He finished his work . 
"De Orbium Cele^tuni Bevolutiombus m 
1530 and although he knew that he had solv- 
ed the grandest problem in astronomy, from 
a presentiment of the persecutors, he waited 
13 years before he published it. The printed 
copy was placed in his hands just as he , ex- 
pired But Giordano Bruno, an Italian philo- 
sopher who adopted and defended his views, 
was sentenced, with the customary mocking 
formula, "that he Should be pud shed as 
mildly as possible and without effusion of 
blood " He replied to his judges, "I suspect 
that you pronounce my sentence with grey- 
er fear than I receive it," and on March 5, 
1600 he wa-s burned at the stake; the Coper- 
nican system being described in the Index 
Expurgatorius as "falsa ilia doctrinea Pytha- 



January li, 192(1 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



)rica Divilnae Scriptae adver — ." They were 



invineed by arguments like those lately em- 
loyed by John Jasper, "that the sun it do 
ove, for the Bible speak ob de risen ob de 
in and de goin down ob de same, and how 
m de sun rise and go down if it don't 
ove"? And if de sun wasn't movin how could 
jshua stop it?" The truth is that the astron- 
iay of the Bible is that of the jjeople among 
horn is w r as wrtten, and scarcely any one 
ccept John Jasper and those like him are 
oubled on tlils subject. 



Again as to geology, take the chronology 



! given by the genealogies and the age of 
le earth and of the time of man's existence 
is been put down century after century at 
000 years. The want of time alone prevents 
e from going more minutely into this ques- 
on, and I sum up by saying that no one 
ith the least pretension to scientific knowl- 
Ige now 'believes that this globe j:s less than 
•0,001) years old. and that man has been 
son it at least 10,000 or more years. 

When I was a boy, or even a grown man, 
ly one who said that the flood did not 
ver the whole earth would have been either 
premanded or avoided as a dangerous per- 
n. I know of no one now, even among Bibli- 
il scholars, who believes this, and even 
ladstone in his recent work on the "Irupreg- 
ible Rock of Scripture" seems to be set- 
tled if science will allow of a local flood, 
veifng to a great depth the valleys of the 
iphrates and Tigris rivers.. 
The latest wolf that has appeared, and 
deed in every way the most formidable, 
reatening to overturn everything, eat up 
Intend and to transform us into an im- 
oved stock of monkeys, is evolution. As 
fore said, we need not go back very many 
ars ago from our homes to find people 
io would look upon us as dangerous persons. 

we express a belief that the earth is more 
an 6,000 years old. So we would be regarded 

still more dangerous, i!f we do not believe 
at every sort or species, four-footed beast, 
rd, fish and creeping things., was made and 
shioned just as we see it today, at the 
me time or within a few days thereof, and 

of all plants from the cedars of Lebanon 

the great trees of California to the hyssop 
the wall or the tiniest moss, all formed 
d fashioned just as we have them — 6,000 
ars ago. 

Now the Evolutionist does' not believe this. 
; believes that there was animal life and 
aetable life on the globe more than 10.0130 

100,000 years ago, and the form in which 
it life has been manifested, both vegetable 
d animal, has undergone a succession of 
anges, in other words, that not only in 
mts and animals, but in all the realm of 
ture there has been continuous progressive 
mges, according to certain laws by means 

resident or inherent forces.. The minutiae 

this matter cannot be even touched here. 
,t it has been established by such an array 

observations, facts and arguments, as are 
Mutely overwhelming. This doctrine has 
m assailed by argument, by instances of 
ficulties in the way, by ricl'cule,. by appeals 

the Bible. I think the areat objections to 
ire, fiirst, that it appears to contradict the 



Bible as to the time of man's appearance on 



earth and second that it would make man 
the offspring of a lower form of animal life. 
When Laplace, in his great work "La Mecani- 
que celeste" explained, by means of gravita- 
tion, all movements of the heavenly bodies, 
it seems as though the power of God was not 
recognized, and when his attention was call- 
ed to this he said he had no need of that hypo- 
thesis, the force of gravitation being' suffici- 
ent. So when instead of the direct creation of 
man in a few minutes out of the dust of the 
earth, the evolutionist tells us of the great 
line of prevt'sh preparatory life, throwing the 
germ from which he sprang back and under- 
going- change after change for 100,000 years 
may seem impressed with the belief that it 
moves the power and action of God so far off 
that prectically it becomes atheism. They look 
at the matter very much as Topsy did when 
she was asked wdio made her and she replied 
she was not made at all, she "thest grow- 
ed," just as if it derogated from the power 
or wisdom or goodness of God, to suppose 
that the human being was gradually evolved 
from antecedent forms' of life, themselves 
created of God than to suppose that man was 
formed in a. few minutes out of ctrt. 

What then in regard to Evolution"? I only 
say do not be uneasy about it. If true, it 
cannot be overthrown by a text of Scripture. 
Its truth or falsehood is not to be worked 
out from the Bible, but again, what about 
the Bible in reference to matters of science. 
I here give my own belief, not hastily ar- 
rived at, for I say again that I held on to 
the beliefs of my boyhood as tenaciously.^ as 
anxiously, as any one here — but that belief, 
much as' I would like to go into some detail, 
must be given in a very summary way. I be- 
lieve then that nine times out of ten the 
conflicts between' the Bible and science have 
been brought on, not by the men engaged 
in studying the great book of nature but by 
the theologians. They have wrested from the 
Bible in effect the only passage, so far as I 
know, which tells us the purpose and use of 
the Bible, and attempted to hold it responsi- 
ble for explffning everything in the heavens 
above and in the eanii beneath and in the 
regions below. They have attempted to make 
it authorily in astronomy, in geology, in cos- 
mogony, in biology. Paul did not say that 
the Bible was profitable in these things, but 
that all Scripture given by inspiration of 
God (not all Scripture lis given, but that all 
given, or all which is given) is profitable for 
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for in- 
struction, in righteousness, that the man of 
God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished 
unto every good work, instruction in right- 
eousness that we may go on to perfeection. 
But instead of this, theologfans have made 
many difficulties for themselves and for all 
of us by building theories, making assump- 
tions often erroneous in the first place, and so 
from false premises aoing on to many false, 
often terrible conclusions. They have often 
read as literal what was figurative, thev have 
read as real what was metaphorical, thev 
as rigid facts what was given S> 



have 



as 
read 



riental hyperbole, they have read matliema- 



| tioal demonstration and solid logic what was 
j the mobile, flexible, plastic speech of poetry, 
they have read objective for all times and 
, places what was really only subjective to 
one or few individuals. In short, they have 
regarded the Bible as a finished revelation, 
..fixed and complete and so handed down and 
of equal authoxtty in all its parts instead of 
what it is, the record of an evolution, a revela- 
tion progressive in its nature unfolding from 
stage to stage, passing- on as rapidly as the 
human family could apprehend it from, we 
might say a heathenish anthropomorphism 
through more and more spiritual views of 
the Divjne Being till the highest summit is 
reached in that declaration of Chris!/— that 
God is a spirit, and they that worship him 
must worship him in spirit and in truth. So 
well assured am I that the view now given 
is the only one which will meet the ease, 
that to prevent all lrjisapprehension of my 
meaning, a few other sentences are added 
merely bringing out the same thought in 
other words. Perhaps no reading and think- 
ing grown person has the same idea or con- 
ception of God, as that which he had when 
a child. The conception of God then changes 
from time to time, from age to age. One 
people or tribe or individual has one concep- 
tion! of God, another another. And even in 
the same people that conception changes; 
so with the Jews, it passed from a crude 
anthropomorphism at first, up to the high 
spiritual views of the prophets. "Neither in- 
dividuals nor communities can know more of 
God than their moral condition and charac- 
ter permit them to know." All history is a 
process, an evolution, and the central prin- 
ciple in it is a seeking 'and a finding of God 
on the part of man; and a revelation by 
God of himself to man as fully and as per- 
fectly- and as really as he is capable of re- 
ceiving that revelation. One who reads in 
his Bible that God is love, and holds that 
he has predestinated a large part of the hum- 
an race to eternal torture, simply shows that 
he is lineapable of apprehending the meaning 
of the world love in reference to his fellow 
men. We are called to g'o on to perfection. 
not to go back to the law which is but a 
pedagogue as if Christ were not here a living, 
teacher among us, struggling to find entrance 
into the hearts of the people that all things 
may be moulded according' to his blessed will. 
Christianity is yet waiting for its real 
principles to be discovered and reduced to 
practice by its professed disciples. 



— Balkan nations have been much in the 
public eye during the past week. In Greece, 
General Pangalos, who has been Premier of 
Greece since last June, has i'nnounced a mili- 
tary dictatorship for that natfon. He has the 
support of the Greek army and navy. He 
says : ' ' Our fleet in a few months will be mis- 
tress of the eastern Mediterranean and our 
army one of the strongest in the Balkans." 

— The population of Japan is nearly 61] 
million, according to the natl'onal census tak- 
en there last vear. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 14, 1926. 



SERMON TO YOUNG PEOPLE. 



The Sinfulness Of Sin. 

Text: "That sin by the commandment 
might beeoue exceeding sinful." Rom. 7:13. 

There is a modern tendency to make light 
of sin, to ignore it, to excuse it, to explain 
it away, and even to deny that it is at' all 
sinful. "Fools make a moc-k at sin," and 
their tribe is not yet extinct. 

Sin is the most terrible and terrifying- of 
all realities. It is by far the most malignant 
curse that has fallen upon the human race. 
It is the mother of all other evils. No human 
being escapes its pulluting touch. It is the 
bedfellow of every rational being. "All have 
sinned and come short of the glory of God." 

The awful sinfulness of sin is set forth in 
the light of God's holiness, in the light of 
His moral law, in the light of the atonement, 
and in the light of its everlasting punishment. 

Let us consider first the sinfulness of sin as 
seen in the light of 

The Holiness of God. 

In the creation God said, "Let us make 
man in our image, after our likeness." And 
in keeping with this proposal, man was made 
in the image of the intelligence, holiness, 
and eternity of God. The Creator breathed 
into the first man the spirit of His own holi- 
ness. From this holiness the first man fell 
completely, and his posterity has gone still 
deeper into moral impurity. The race has gone 
far away from God. God's holiness isi still 
the exalted standard of human character and 
conduct. He is still saying to fallen mankind, 
"Be ye holy, for I am holy." 

The sinner always stands abashed, ashamed, 
and most miserable in the presence of God. 
The first sinners hid themselves in shame 
from the presence of their loving and anxious 
Creator. The Israelites were so impressed with 
the manifestions of the holy God upon Mount 
Sinai, and in the light thereof became so 
conscious of their own sinfulness and un- 
worthiness that they appealed ito Moses, 
"Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but 
let not God speak with us, lest we die." 

Simon Peter on one occasion had itch 
a vision of his own sinfulness in the light of 
the holiness of Jesus that he exclaimed from 
the depths of his own unworthiness, "Depart 
from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord." 

The nearer any one comes to comprehend 
the infinite holiness of the Most High the 
darker and more revolting looms up his own 
sins and sinfulness. The whiter God's holiness 
the blacker man's sin. 

In the second place let us regard the sin- 
fulness of sin in the light of 
The Moral Law. 

The moral law is a transcript of the mind 
of God, a revelation of the will of God, a 
visible pulsation of the heart of God. Sin is 
therefore a grave offense against the thought 
of God, a defiant rebellion against the au- 
thority of God, a fearful trampling upon 
the love of God, and a shameless repudiation 
of the holiness of God. 

The commandment is the correct standard 
of conduct. It is also the test and revealer 
of character. The moral law is the mirror, in 



which the sinner sees his own shortcomings, 
and his own inability to correct them. He 
discovers an overpowering proneness to break 
the law and a total helplessness to. atone for 
its violation or to escape its penalty. He there- 
fore finds the law to be a stern schoolmaster 
to bring him to Christ as his only hope of 
salvation. 

The moral law sets forth the sinfulness of 
sin in the exercise of the individual con- 
science. Conscience is the moral, sense en- 
lightened, regulated, refined, and reinforced 
by the moral law. God speaks through the 
written commandments. The enlightened can- 
science echoes, emphasizes and insists upon 
,he "Thou shafts" and the "Thou shalt 
nots ' ' of the moral law. 

The penalty of violation of the moral law 
is death, death spiritual and eternal. "The 
soul that sinneth, it shalt die." "The wages 
of sin is death." In the light of this dread 
consequence of sin, it stands forth exceeding- 
ly sinful. Paul describes this sinfulness of 
sin in the seventh chapter of Romans as it 
affected his own heart and life. He says, 
"Wherefore, the law is holy, and the com- 
mandment holy, and just, and good. Was there 
that which is good made death in me? God 
forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, 
working death in me by lhat which is good; 
that sin by the commandment might become 
erceedingly sinful." 

.In the third place let us look upon the sinl 
fulness of sin in the light of 
The Atonement. 

Jesus Christ "died for our sins, according 
to the Scriptures;" that is, in fulfmient' of 
the purpose, or plan, formulated in eternity 
and revealed in type and prophecy. His death 
on the cross was substitutional, expiatory, 
and provisional. 

He actually died in our stand, that we 
might nrft die eternally. "He suffered the 
just, for the unjust." "He laid on him the 
iniquity of us all." "He bore our sins in 
his own body on the tree." He bore the aw- 
ful weight of our sins. He bore their awful 
guilt. And He bore their awful penalty. 
= By means of His unspeakable and most 
shameful sufM'.ngs in the garden and on the 
cross Jesus Christ completely appeased the 
wrath of on, raged justice. It is recorded in 
prophecy, "He shall see the travail of his 
soul", and shall be satisfied." The believer 
can exclaim with Isaiah, "0 Lord, I will praise 
thee: though thou wast angry with me. thine 
anger is Turned away, and thou eomfortest 

me." ' 

And the atonement has made abundant pro- 
vision to meet every need of 'the fallen race. 
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, 
he was bruised for our iniquities; the chas- 
tizement of our peace was upon him; and 

with his stripes we are healed By his 

knowledge shall my righteous servant justify 
many; for he shall bear their iniquities." 

The inexpressible cost of the atonement 
se'fe forth the deep sinfulness of sin. The 
blood of Jesus was such a dreadful price to 
pay for man's redemption. 

"Jesus paid it all, 

All to Him I owe; 



Sin hath left a crimson stain, 

He washed it white as snow." 

In the last place let us take a glimpse of 
the sinfulness of sin in the light of its 
Eternal Punis7(men.'<. 

It is agreed that retribution must follow 
unpardoned transgression, that the Giver of 
law has the right to fix the penalty for its 
violation. And sin is more than a violation of 
law. It. is unrighteousness. It is unbelief. 
It is rejections of salvation through Jesus 
Christ. It is grieving and quenching the Spir- 
it. 

The Judge of all the earth has said of the 
finally impenitent, "And these shall go away 
into everlasting- punishment." 

This punishment will consist of everlast"- 
ing separation from God and all that is good. 
"Depart from me, Iknow younot." It will con- 
sist of a tormenting contrast. The wicked 
will contrast their misery with the risible 
glories of the redeemed. It will consist of 
anguish in unquenchable fire, for the rich iran 
said, ' ' I am tormented in this flame. ' ' It 
will consist of a thirst that can never be 
satisfied. It will consist of. a tormenting recol- 
lection of a misspent life. And it will consist 
of a remorse of conscience, — "where the 
worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. ' ' 

Sin is therefore a most serious reality to 
require such adequate punishment. For we 
are sure that the punishment is not greater 
than its desert, perhaps not so great. For a 
wise and merciful Judge cannot, and will 
»ot, impose a punishment greater than the 
offense deserves to be imposed. 

Since sin is so great and sinful, avhy not 
star:, a holy crusade against its very exist- 
ence? Let us rescue its unhappy and help- 
less victims. Let us drive sin entirely out of 
our own hearts and lives. Let us join hands 
with Jesus Christ to make a "world wherein 
dwelleth righteousness." 

I — From the Word of Life. 



Bsthany. Flat Rock. — Our good pastor was 
not at all well yesterday. Yet he came some 
ten miles to preach to half a dozen folks. That 
seems such I. pity, when there are scores of 
people near the church who should want to 
be present. They are the losers, surely. 

Our Sunday school is closed for the first 
quarter. 

Little Garrett Wheeler, sou of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. G. Wheeler, was buried here December 23. 
Mrs. Wheeler is a member of our church. 

Mrs. James Han-is, of Greensboro, who was 
one of our members years ago, was buried 
here December 26. 

Pray for us, that God ni'y help us to walk 
close to him. Reporter. 



Liberty Church, Siler City Cftarge. — Yester- 
day was a good day for us at Liberty. The 
eommunTon service was observed. A good 
number both old and young participated in 
its observance. Mr. G. P. Crymes, of Elon 
College, N. G, rendered a beautiful solo, "I 
came to Thee," and played for the service. 
At the close of this service we were glad to 
receive into our fellowship Mr. and Mrs. T. 



January 14, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



L. Smith. Mr. andMrs. Smith came to us some- 
time ago from Higii. Point. Since that time 
they have been very active in our church. 

The Sunday school showed an llncrease re- 
gardless of the snow. The C. E.'s enjoyed a 
unique program at their evening' service. Mrs. 
T. L. Smith was the leader. It was a "Peanut 
mcjeting. " The peafiuits jw;ere not ea*talble, 
however, for each contained a reading: for 
those present. Mrs. Jno. W. Curtis and Mr. 
Crymes sang a duet which added to the well 
planned program. 

The evening- service was featured by good 
singing and special music. A goodly number 
of visitors were with us. F. L. Gibbs. 



Bessemer City, Lincolnton. — Reg! rdless of 
the cold weather there were in the Lincolnton 
iSunday school 104 and reported 1500 chap- 
ters read the previous week. 

A letter from Dr. Dixon was read by the 
Sundajr school superintendent, R. G. Wood, on 
the matter of Rev. E. G. Cowan's physical and 
financial condition and the matter was de- 
ferred for the purpose of raising a liberal 
contribution. Brother Cowan, our sympathy 
goes out for you and we mean to do our best. 

$152 was subscribed for the repi iring of 
the church. 

The Ladies' Aid and C. E. Societies are 
taking on new life but what we need is an 
old-time sky-bine, heaven-born, Holy-Spirit 
filled, devil moving, church-edifying, sin- 
killing revival,; — pray for us. 

A cradle roll department has been establish- 
ed and Mrs. Nora Lingerfelt has been elected 
as the superintendent of this department. 

Thanks to Brother E. E. Eurey for taking 
the pastor to Bessemer City Church Sunday 
night where a good audience assembled to 
hear the pastor on the theme of the "New 7 
Birth." 

After the sermon a number of people came 
up and asked us to remember them at a throne 
of grace. 

We are expecting our revival to break out 
any time. 

A committee has been fppointed to raise 
funds to repair the church or make a change. 

W. L. Carson. 



Greenville Ct. — Our lrst quarterly confer- 
ence convened at Matt. Chapel on December 
19. The pastor preached at 11 o'clock. The 
ladies sent out a nice dinner : You notice I 
said sent — truly they did, for there was not 
a lady present. They said it wjs so near 
Christmas they couldn't spare the time and 
some forgot that it w;as quarterly conference 
day. We had a, good time. All did not forget 
it, for there was dinner enough for as many 
more. y 

Quarterly conference was called at 1 o'closk 
P. M. All the churches represented* — except 
Wesleys CM Pel. Brother A. W. Moore was 
elected secretary for conference vear. The 
usual: officers were elected and all business 
transieted in a fine spr'rit of brotherly love. 
There wps a fir" Christian fellowship among 
the brethren; A Forward looking- proe-ramme 
adopted.' — looking for better things this" veai'. 



I am looking to the stewards to carry out 
the better financial system. We are urging 
that every man' go at his job courageously. 
The conference adjourned i.nd as we were 
just getting out a little way from church we 
met Brother Ellis and Brother John Phillip 
from Wesleys coming in. They had a very 
fine financial report for pastor so we count 
them present. The next quarterly conference 
goes to Ebenezer. 

Christmas came and all had a good time. 
Wesleys Chapel was the only church tin t had 
a Christmas tree. A large crowd and a fine 
programme rendered by Sunday school. Good 
music. Old Santa did not forget the pastor 
and some of the membei-s of family. 

Pastor had his turkey dinner. Part of tur- 
key was given byflVIrs. T. J.Pearson of Triplet. 

Cupid also nV de his round and took the 
pastor quite a distance on a bitter cold day 
to unite in matrimony Brother Grady Rai- 
lings to Miss Laffoon. Tb)'s is a promising 
couple and we wish them much joy and happi- 
ness through life. Bro. Railings is of Valen- 
tines and Miss Laffoon is from the extreme 
north western part of Brunswick Co. They 
went on their honey-moon to Richmond. 

There came on SaturdSy night, Edward 
Shelton and Miss Kates to be made one. This 
was clone in the presence of pastor and family. 
Mr. Shelton is the son of our Dr. Shelton, 
of Valentine and MVss Kates, of Ebony. This 
was a fine young couple, though rather young. 
We wish for them a long and happy married 
life, filled with joy and prosperity. 

The blind tigers ire on the run. There has 
been much good work by officers of Emporia 
and Gassburg. Two were taken near Philadel- 
phia Church last Sabbath morning-. 

There has also sadness to come into our 
community. Brother Ben Weaver has been 
called from time to eternity. Brother Weaver 
died at his son's and was buried at Ebenezer 
where he held his membership. He rests be- 
side his wife who preceeded him to the glory 
world just about two years ago. 

Miss Bettie High, an old lady a member of 
the M. E.- Church and a resident of this com- 
munity. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark's home was 
saddened by the death of their little daughter 
about two 3'ears old. The child w| s scalded to 
death. We extend heart felt sympathy to all 
the bereaved ones. 

The snow, mud, and bitter cold weather 
many things to report. Our reporters have 
not properly heated, and cared for. How 
much might be added to the comfort and 
worship if the membership of country church- 
es would just get together and spend a little 
money to make their churches more comfort- 
able. I must not :i'y more now as my article 
is growing a little bengthy. There are so 
many tUngs to report. Our reporters have 
? either died or gone into winter quarters. 

I wish or all our Herald family a liapv"- 
and a prosperous new year. Rev. H. L Powell. 



Mt, Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant Circuit.— PP ass 
allow me to introduce to vou Mt. Pleasant 



absence of a reporter from this place. We 
H ve not 'been asleep ad the time even if 
you haven't heard from us; for some reason 
our church didn't elect a reporter last year 
and therefore the old one didn't feel like 
it was her duty to serve. 

We are glad to have Brother Milllaway 
and family with us another year. Brother 
Millaway can stilj preach ; he gave us a 
good sermon Sunday, warning us, lest we 
forget, and let our axes get loose on their 
handles. After he had finished his sermon, he 
pronounced- the benedieifon, but requested 
that every one remain for a surprise. W. L. 
Spoon then, made a very interesting talk ex- 
pressing his own personal appreciation, and 
that of the church as a whole for the good 
work rendered by the .choir and its leader, 
L. L. Bowman, to whom he presented t nice 
gift (in the shape of an overcoat) which had 
!becn purchased by sprue; membersV, of the 
church. 

S. A. Alexander presented to the Phl'lathea 
class a beautiful motto to be hung on the 
wall in their room where it can be read 
each Sunday by the members of that class. 

The Junior class give their teacher, Mrs. 
Skoffner, a nice set of silver teaspoons, also 
a sugar shell, which she highly appreciates. 
Thank you, children. 

The Philathea class presented to their 
teacher, Mrs. H. F. Amick, a beautiful tray. 
We know by her looks she was delighted with 

':t. 

The Sundjy school gave our faithful super- 
intendent. H. F. Amick, the gift of a hat, 
also the Baraea class presented their good 
teacher, W. L. Spoon, with one. 

Attendance at Sunday school, January 3, 
232; offering, $5.32; attendance, January 10, 
03 : offering, $2.69. 

The first quarterly conference will be held 
at^ Mt. Pleast nt Church Saturday before the 
third Sunday in January at two o'clock. 
There will be some oil stoves, and other little 
things sold at three o'clock. Communion ser- 
vices Sunday. 

The Federation that was organized at this 
place last August still hold prayer meetings 
at the church e'eh Sunday evening and in 
homes on Wednesday evenings, when the 
weather is favorable. 

Our hearts have been made sad recently by 
the death angel! coming into our church mem- 
'bership and taking from it three of the good 
women to the great bevond ; they are, Mrs. 
Mary Kime Amick. Mrs. Harriet Eulliss Smith, 
Mrs. Margaret Thompson Amick. They will 
be "i-eat'v missed in the homes I'n the church 
i 'id in the communities in which they lived. 

The Christian Endeavor Societies still hold 
. their regular meeting's. 

There has been a new flue built in the Sun- 
j d«v school rooms, five new heaters put in, 
| therefore we are much more comfortable than 

| May this be a happy ami prosperous vear 
for everyone. Reporter. 



|! ChtiWm, Mt. Pien^anf Cirrtiit Eifte-f a year's' —WHY DO YOU ftO TO CHURCH'' 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 14, '.."'.' 



CHILDREN'S HOME. 

Bethel. Alamance, $4.75. Flag Springs, 
[Wiry Not, $2.08; W. H. M. S. Mrs. H. A. 
Garrett Treas., $735.SS; Welch Memorial, 
$12.85; Thomas A. Murray, Atty. Baltimore, 
Md., $25; J. B. Svtterwhite, Henderson, $15; 
Sunday schools : 

Midway Hawriver, $1.90; Asheboro. $8.44; 
First Church, High Point. $3S.52; Graham, 
$6.47; C. E. Society, Enfield, a nice box of 
presents for Christmas; Children's Fancy 
work at Bazaar, $97.45; Receipts for supper, 
$60; candy sold, $6.53. 

Washing, ironing and mending for eighty 
or more people at the Home is no small job, 
but the girls decided to show us on yesterday, 
Monday, that all this could be done in one 
day. and proved it to us by accompanying us 
up to the sewing room and showing the neat- 
ly finished labeled packs of clothing arranged 
in order ready to be delivered to each of those 
who wore them. A right good start, we think, 
for the new year. 

A number of the older children of the 
Home were much delighted to be entertained 
in the beautiful new home of Brother and 
Sister Garrett on the last evening of the old 
year. Miss Louzena Pressnell, of Asheboro, 
whose church membership is at New Hope, 
deserves special mention, we think, since she 
gave to ci'ch member of the Home a nice 
handkerchief. 

Many thanks to all who have cooperated 
with me during the past year in providing for 
the Home. Such cooperation lis to be very 
much appreciated. 

Mrs. Lowdermilk and myself also thank our 
friends for the nice cards and letters contain- 
ing good wishes during the holidays. 

E. G. Lowdermilk, Supt. 



Hardy, $1; E. V. Nevill, $20; Mrs. E. V. Ne- 
vill. $15; W. W. Knight, $1; Geo. R. Ivev, 
$10; Mrs. N. W. Cousins, $20; F. M. Taylor, 
$30; Mrs. S. A. Whitley, $5. 
Forsyte Circuit. 

Mrs. Jane Stoltz, $5. 
C. Hardin, Julian, $10; Miss Anna H.rdin, 
$113. 

Total, $161,086.04. 

Endowment Insurance Fund. 

Amount previously reported, $3,707.36. 

Mrs. H. G. Ellington, $5; A. G. Neville. 
$3.50; M!ss Lizzie Hardin, $10; Miss Anna 
Hardin. $5. 

Total, $3,729.86. 



5. Do we have separate rooms or curtaine- 
off spaces for all our classes? 

6. Are we working a workable plan fc 
getting new pupils? 



FOR OTHER "SHUT-INS." 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF COLLEGE 
BUILDING FUND. 



Amount previously reported, $160,222.27. 

F. J. Lemmons, $12.50; C. W. Williams, 
contribution, $134.17; Mrs. H. E. Vassar, $20; 
Class of Girt, $5.35; W. L. Ward, $50; B. K. 
Mililoway, $45; J. R. Hutton, $200; Mrs. C. 
M. Yokley, $4; R. L. Grubbs, $5; M. H 
Woody. $10; Laverne Woody, $5; Mrs. M. 
H. Woody, $5; Mrs. Blanche Bryan, $10; Mrs. 
T. M. Clark, $5; Rufus Johnson, $2.50; Mrs. 
Delcy Johnson, $5; M. C Cook. $10; Miss Al- 
lie Webster, $1; Flay Woody, $5; Joseph 
Woody, $3; Miss Vera Garett, $10; Roy L. 
Bownn'n, $40; Gladys Routh, $5; L. F. Ferree, 
$25; Miss Calte Barnes, $15; David Brooks. 
$12. 

Halifax Charge. 

Lonnie Williams, $10; S. E. Hammell, $4; 
Miss Annie Lewis, $1; Curtis Lewis, $1; J. 
W. Browning, $3; Miss Mamie Taylor, $1; 
Berla HawHns, $3; Mrs. J. R, Loch'e. $3.75:' 
Gladys Neal, $1; Mrs. J. G. Neal, $2; Mrs. 
Nannie Burt, $5; B. F. Willey, $6; Mrs! B. 
A. Whitley, $10; Mary Lewis Bobbitt, $1; 
J. M. Lewis, $4; Mrs. J. T. Aycock, $2.50; 
Mrs. Horace Palmer, $10; Miss Mary Drake, 
$1; F. V. Avent, $10; S. Cyrus, $10; Mrs.1 4.' Are 



It was just a song that did it. and this was 
the way of it. Sitting alone in the living- 
room, I was feeling depressed and rebellious, 
because I was deprived of companionship and 
active work, when my life heretofore had been 
so full of friends, and service for others. I 
did not realize that the many friends who 
had left me had been called to the higher life; 
nor did I recall Milton's helpful words, 
"They also serve who only stand and wait." 
I could only think that I was lonely and that 
it was irksome to sft and wait. 

Then through the open door a sweet, clear 
voice was singing. The words of an old song 
floated in: 

"Are your windows open toward Jerusalem, 
While as captives here a little while we 

stay: 
For the coming of the King in His beauty, 
Are you watching day by day?" 
The song went on, but I had new cause 
for thought. If I was a captive physically and 
could not go to Jerusalem, I could have the 
window of my soul open and take in the sun- 
shine of love, peace and watchfulness. If I 
was hindered in my work for the King. He 
was still my greatest Friend, and I must 
watch for His coming. 

Other words of the song came to me — 
'"Children of the Heavenly King, take 

courage. ' ' 
Surely that was meant for me. 
Later I spoke to the singer, and said: 
"Your song heartened me up this morning!" 
She looked surprised and said. "Oh! Do 
you mean that chorus? I don't know the hymn 
and don't know why it came into my. mind. 
I think some one else was singing in my 
voice. ' ' 

I replied: "I know why you sang it. I needed 
to be reminded that in quietness there is 
strength and courage and that the King comes 
to those who wait and watch. " — S. L. B. 



R. L. Avent, $1; R. A. B'rcly, $2'; Mrs. R. A. 



SIX TEST QUESTIONS FOR ANY SUN- 
DAY SCHOOL. 

1. Do we have a regular workers' meeting? 

2. Do we maintain a regular teacher train- 
ing class ? 

3. Do we have a definite, different prog-ram 
every Sunday? 

we looking after all absentees'! 
promptly ? 



DARE HOMES BE CARELESS IN THIS 
A passing word needs to be said about ou 
religious and denominational papers. Who ca 
estimate " their meaning to the home? Th 
home may be ever so humble and far remove 
from the maddening crowd's ignoble strif< 
but the weekly visit of a noble religious pap 
er, supplemented by the occasional visit of 
good book, shapes the life and determine 
the destiny of that home. The picture of suci 
a home passes before me now. Its inmate 
were poor and lived in a section where the; 
must toil, from the oldest to. the youngest 
and though the home in which they lived wa: 
exceedingly humble, yet they held convers 
with the men and movements of the great 
wide world. The parents turned every exta 
dollar into good literature for their children 
They believed with Erasmus when he said 
"I buy books (first; after that, if I have an} 
money, I buy clothes." They believed with 
a great theological teacher who said to his 
class, "Young gentlemen, shirts are neces- 
sary, but books are indispensable. And so in- 
to that home a choice book came as often 
it could be afforded, and several of the great 
religious papers came every week. Those pap- 
ers and books silently wrought their destiny 
shaping power upon all that large family of 
children, and though far removed from the 
scenes of the world's great movements, yet 
they thus became vitally real to all those chil- 
dren and entered into thr^r lives. And when 
they went forth to the work and warfare of 
the world, al|l o"f them had been won to 
Christ and do joyfully walk in his blessed 
service to this day. Is this a mean or ordinary 
result? Nay, it is the subli'mest result possi- 
ble in the history of - an earthly home. And 
more than all thing's else, the literature pro- 
vided out of a scant purse for those cbOdren, 
during the plastic years of their childhood and 
.youth, shaped their characters and determined 
their destiny. Oh, how can parents and teach- 
ers and preachers be oblivious to this tran- 
seendently important matter of right litera- 
ture? Carelessness here is worse than being 
foolish: it is wicked.— Rev. George W. Truett, 
D. D., in "God's Call to America and Other 
Addresses. ' ' 



HIS MISTAKE. 



lurk 



He longed to find the road to fame, 
But not a highway bore that name. 
He thought to glory there' must be 
A level path that he shordd see; 
But every road to which he came 
Possessed a. terrifying name. 
He never thought that fame might 
Aloner the dreary path called Work. 
He never thought to go and see 
What marked the road called Industry. 
B°c-uise it seemed so rough and high, 
He pissed the road to Service by. 
Yet had he taken either way, 
Ho ml'b-ht havg come to fame some day. 

— Detroit fFre> Press. 



January 14, 102G. 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD . 



THE NEED OF THE WORLD. 
The world is neecj'ug you and me 
In places where we ought to be; 

Somewhere today it's needing you 
To Stand far what you know is true 
And needing me somewhere today 
To keep the faith, let come what may. 
The world is needing me and you 
To share the tasks it has to do; 
It needs high-minded men to stand 
Against the thoughtless of the land; 
Men who will scorn to stoop to wrong 
To win the favor of the throng. 
The world needs humble men to toil, 
Men who will till a patch of sop, 
Men who behind their work can see 
More than its gold and silver fee 
And choose to serve where best they can 
Their country and their fellow man. 
The world needs honest men today 
To lead its youth along- the way, 
Men who will write in all their deeds 
The beauty of their spoken creeds 
And spurn advantage here or gain 
On which decet't must leave its stain. 
The world needs men who will not brag. 
Men who will honor Freedom's Flag; 
Men. who, although the way is hard,. 
Against the lure of shame will guard. 
The world needs gentle men and true 
And calls aloud to me and you. 
The world needs men of lofty aim, 
Not merely men of skill and fame, 
Not merely leaders wise and grave, 
Or learned men or soldiers brave, 
But men whose lives are fair to see. 
Such men as you and I can be. 

, — Edgar A. Guest. 

TIMELY HEADINGS. 

When you have the blues, read Ps. 34. 
When you worry, read Matt. 6:19-34: 
When you are discouraged, read Isa. 40. 
When God seems far away, read Ps. 139. 
When you are lonely or fearful, read Ps. 23. 
For Jesus' idea of a Christian, read Matt. 5. 
When you forget your blessings, read Ps. 103. 
When doubts come upon you, try John 7:17. 
When your faith needs stirring, read Heb. 11. 
When you grow bitter or critical, read 1 Cor 
13. 

For James' idea of religion, read James 1-19- 
27. 

When yon fee! down and out, read Rom 8- 

■ 3-39. . 
For Paul's secret of happiness, read Col 3- 

12-17. 
When you want courage for your task read 

Josh.l. 
When the world seems- bigger than God, read 

Ps. 90. 

For Paul's plea of Christianity, read 11 Cor 
5:15-11. 

When you want rest and peace, read Matt 11 • 

25-30. 
When you leave home for labor or travel 

read Ps. 121. 
When you want Christian assurance, read 

Rom. 8.1-30. 
For a great invitation, a great opportunity* 

read Isa, 55, 



WORLDLINESS. 

The prevalence and aggressiveness of false 
loclrine is calculated to lead the custodians 
'. of the sacred ark of God to lose s^ght of 
| the greater evil of worldliness. While error 
has slain its thousands worldliness has slain 
its tens of thousands. It is a fact that Chris- 
tains leaders are slow to admit that the con- 
formity to the world on the part of church- 
members is mainly responsible for that sys- 
tem of error that is today striking at the very 
foundations of Christendom. The amazing 
lack of a supernatural christian experience 
on the part of so many who name the name 
of Christ is the shameful cause of this diabo- 
lical propagonda of denying the exercise of 
the supernatural in creation, in the Holy 
Scriptures, in the Personality of Jesus Christ 
and of the Holy Spirit, and in the entire plan 
of salvation. Since the worldlyminded know 
nothing but nature and natural causes they 
seem to think that they are • doing God ser- 
vice in seeking to put Christianity in the 
strait jacket of naturalism. And if this 
ever becomes the prevailing belief, then our 
holy religion will be like Samson shorn of 
his locks and entirely helpless to save a lost 
world. 

Worldliness is spiritual adultery of the 
most deceptive and damnable type. Listen 
to the testimony of James the apostle of Je- 
ns Christ: "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 
know ye not that the friendship of the world 
is enmity with God ? whosoever therefore who 
will be a friend of the world is the enemy of 
God." And hear what the apostle John says 
about this love of the world: "Love not the 
world, neither the things that are in the world. 
If any man love the world, the love of the 
Father is not. in him." And the apostle Paul 
insists upon an entire separation from the 
world as the Christian's only safety: "Be 
not unequally yoked together with unbeliev- 
ers: for what fellowship hath righteousness 
with unrighteousness? and what communion 
hath light with darkness"? and what concord 
hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath 
he that believeth with an infidel? and what 
agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? 
for ye are the temple of the living God; as 
God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk 
in them; and I will be their God, and they 
shall be my peopjfe. Wherefore come out 
from among them, and be ye separate, saith 
the Lord, and touch not the unclean things: 
and I will receive you, and will be a Father 
unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daugh- 
ters, saith the Lord Almighty." 

And give especial attention to whaT Jesu? 
says in regard to the Christian's proper atti- 
tude toward the world. "If ye were of the 
world, the world would lore his own: but 
because ye are not of the world, but I have 
chosen you out of the .world, therefore the 
* world hateth you." An uncompromising sepa- 
ration and opposition should be the attitude 
of the child of God toward the godless world. 
—From the Word of Life. 



— Cincinnati, Ohio, now has the city mana- 
vger form of municipal, or city, government. 
The plan became effective there Jan. 1. 



A FATAL SLEEP. 

Ps. 13:3; Rom. 13:11 ; Eph. 5.14. 
A judge from Atlanta, Georgia, came to 
his death in a mysterious way some years 
ago. He sailed on the steamer Kansas City to- 
New York on a business trip. With him were 
several friends with whom he had passed the 
hot evening on deck. When they retired he 
said that he would spend the night in his 
steamer-chair. Next morning he could not be 
found on board. He had been in the habit 
of sitting on the rail, holding on to a stanch- 
ion and the supposition was that he did so 
that night, and had fallen asleep and losing 
his hold on the stanchion fell into the sea. 
His loss was mourned by a wide circle of 
friends. The wonder is that such an intelli- 
gent man should have done a thing so risky, 
but thousands are asleep despite much great- 
er danger. "Awake, thou that sleepest." — 
Eipositor. 



A CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT A HOPE. 

Miss Ruby Burgess. 

Bishop Brown confesses to lack of faith in 
any but a God who is merely materialistic 
motj'on, matter, energy or force. Along with 
his belief in a personal God, he at the same 
moment threw overboard his belief in im- 
mortality. So he tells us. Yet he says he is 
a Christian. Contrast -him with Paul who in 
his five defenses before ecclesiastical and civ- 
il courts reiterated the fact that he is being 
tried for "the hope of the resurrection." 
Thus Paul summed up the Christian hope — 
based on eye-witnessess of Him who in His 
resurrection "brought life and (i mm ortality 
to light," 

It is a pitiable sight and a pitiable plight 
— an old man on the western shore of. life, 
disclaiming belief in inirhortalfty, "without 
God and without hope in the world." — Select- 
ed. 



A STOLEN DAUGHTER RECOVERED. 
Luke 15.1718; 19:10. 

At Kingston, N. Y., a man disputed with 
a gipsy chief the possession of a fifteen-year- 
old girl. The -chief insisted that she was his 
daughter, but the other man had evidence, 
confirmed by the girl herself, that she was 
his daughter. It appears that she had sudden- 
ly disappeared from her home in St, Louis. 
Her heartbroken father sought the aid of 
the police, having heard from the girl's play- 
mates that an old woman had enticed the 
girl away. After many mouths, police in an 
Eastern city sent word that a gipsy band 
there had a girl in it answering the descrip- 
tion of his daughter. He hastened to that 
town, joined the gipsy band and after some 
time saw the girl and recognized her. He 
appealed to the police, proved his claim and 
the girl was turned over to him. Her restora- 
tion to her home was due to .her father's 
nerseverance aud patience. So Christ seeks 
'in til He finds the lost. How full of meaning 
■':. that word " until! 'V-I?ev. Benj. Schlipf. 



—We thank Brother W. T. Collins, of Win- 
ston, for a good list. of subscribers to the 
Herald. He has long bet'ri a subscriber hinl- 
selif. , 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 14, 192 



YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, ant 
other organizations among our young peo- 
ple. All articles, items of interest, etc., for 
publication on this page should be addressed 
to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St., 
Greensboro, N. C. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. 

Topic for January 24th. "Why and How 
should we send Christianity to Latin Ameri- 
ra?" (Missionary Meeting). 

( Seripi ure Reading : Jer. 31 :31-34) . 

Suggested Plan for the Meeting. 
Draw a large outline map of Latin Ameri- 
ca (Mexico, Central America, Sohth Ameri- 
ca, and the West IncK.es) on a big sheet of 
paper and place it before the society. Be 
sure to have the divisions plainly marked. 
A week in advance, assign one country of 
Latin America to each Endeavorer and ask 
him to report to this meeting 1 such items of 
information as, population, wealth, education, 
government, and religion, of each country. 
As each country is called, have someone point 
to its location on the- map. Secure as many 
pictures of th)'s region as possible. Place these, 
assorted by countries, i'n different parts of 
the room, or in different rooms of the church 
building. Then after the general participa- 
tion, as suggested above, conduct a ' 'mission- 
ary tour" as outlined in The Christian En- 
deavor World to these different countries as 
represented by the pictures. After this 
"tour," reassemble In your meeting place, 
sing a missionary hymn and then pray for 
missions in Latin America. 

Will You Debate? 
Suggested topic for debate: ''"Resolved, 
that Brazil needs our missionaries more than 
does Central America. ' ' 

A Suggested Poster. 
On a larae cardboard print in capitals at 
the top, "Take a trip to South America w>lth 
us." State that the tour will start from your 
church at the Christian Endeavor hour, with 
your leader as conductor of the 'trip. Add an 
invitation to all to attend your meeting. 
Appropriate Hymns. 
No. 479, "From Greenland's Icy Moun- 
tains"; No. 482, '"The Morning Light is 
Breaking"; No. 397, "Christ for the World 
we Sing"; No. 319, "Savior. Thy dying 
Love." (All in The Methodist Protestant 
Hymnal). 

It«Tn For The Information Committee. 
The Baptist Societv at White Plains, N. 
Y., conducts a half-hour period of mission 
study on Latin America before the midweek 
prayer meeting of the church on Wednesday 
evening. They not only are learning much 
about this great undeveloped region, but 
the prayer meeting as well as increasing 
are largely increasing the attendance and 
Fnterest in Clvristi'n Endeavor work by 
this definite service. 

Why Not? 

Why not conclude your meeting with a 

special offering for missions and turn over 

to your church treasurer to be applied on 

your local church apportionment for the Gen- 



eral Conference Budget, 37 percent of which 
goes to Foreign Missions? 

Christian Endeavor Doings. 

Whitaker's Chapel Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety, Enfield Charge, of which Rev. R. C 
Stubbins is the energetic and interested pas- 
tor, holds its weekly meetings around from 
home to home of the Endeavorers on Friday 
nights. After the meeting, a social hour fs 
planned with light refreshments served. This 
feature has made everybody better acquainted 
and has increased the attendance of the young 
oeople at the preaching services of the church 
at least a third since the plan was started. 

A new society has been organized in Hebron 
Church, Orange Charge, with Mr. A. K. Mc 
Adams as the interested leader. Brother B 
M. Williams, a Christian Endeavor enthu- 
siast, is pastor of this charge. 

A study course in the "Christian Endeavor 
Text -book" has been recently completed a* 
High Point College. The class met Sunday af- 
ternoon for an hour and was taught by the 
Dean of Women, Miss Mary Young. Thirteen 
of the students completed the course and re- 
ceived the Christian Endeavor Expert cer- 
tificate. 

A Christian Endeavor Society U Georgia 
took for its slogan: "Our best to induce 
every church member to play on the gridiron 
against war. drink, and child labor, and not 
sit in the grand-stand." 

The Senior Society of our church m Delta, 
Pennsylvania, recently painted the outside of 
their church building' white, trimmed in green. 
The money was all paid in by members of 
the society and the work arranged for by 
them. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL. 
A. Beck A Month For Workers witft Children 
' Last week we gave a list of books suitable 
for reading by Sunday School Superintend- 
ents and suggested that they make it their 
plan to read" a book a month for the year 

We aie giving below a list suitable for read- 
ing by workers with children. All, of them 
may 'be secured from our Book Concern at 
Baltimore, at the prices named: 

January: "The Program of Jef/us , by 
Mouzon, $1.50. 

February: "Present Day Problems in Re- 
ligious Teaching", by Lee, $1- 70 - 

March- "Training Juniors m Worship , 
by Jones', $1.00. Also, "The Dawn of Religion 
in the Mind of a Child," by Munford 

April. "Parenthood and Child Nurture' 
by Baker. $1.50. 

Mav. "Dramatization o± Bible 

by Miller, $1-25. . ,. 

'June- "Motive and Expression in Reli- 
gious Education", by Ikeuberry, $2.00 
S July-August: "The Child, His Nature and 

Foundation, $1.00 
Idea of God." by 



Stories, 



Needs," by The Children 1 



September: "The Child' 
Gregg-Smith, $3.00. * 

Octolier: "Primary Story Worship Pro- 
grams", by Berg, $1.75. 
" November: "The Project Principle in Reli- 
gious' Education." by Shaver, $2.75 
^ December: "Similes and Story-Telling'.-" by 



St. John, $1.00 Also, "Story-telling | 
Teachers of- Beginners and Primaries," 
Gather, 60 cents. ] 

(This list is contained in the current iss 
of The International) Journal of Religio 
Education.) 

A Free Circulating Library. 
The North Carolina Sunday School Ass 
ciatfon, Raleigh, N. C. maintains a free c 
dilating' library of splendid Sunday Sch< 
books. They have over a thousand volun 
of the finest helps for Sunday School offici 
and 'teachers. They are glad to send any v 
ume to any worker free of charge. The bo 
may be kept two weeks and mailed back 
the Association's office. Write for a Co 
of their catalog of this circuit ting libra 
Most of the above mentioned books, as w 
as those in the last week's list, may be ! 
tained from them in this way. USE TB 
LIBRARY. They are glad to have you do 
Sunday School Happenings* 
Calvary Church, Greensboro, has been 
gaged in a very interesting and helpful Si 
day school contest for itttendance and r. 
scholars — the Automobile Contest, orde: 
from our Book Concern at Baltimore. E; 
class adopts some standard automobile 
its own for the duration of the contest, 
large map is strung along the wall, with nar 
of "cities from Los Angeles to New Yo 
Each achievement in the way of new m< 
bers, or of percentage of tttendance, cou 
for a mile in this contest and each class a 
is placed on the road for the correct i 
tance covered. When the race was complet 
the cars decided to make the return trip 
Los Angeles and because they were pla 
on a picture and could not he revearsed, t 
have to "back up" all the way across 
continent! But they are making better sp 
fn reverse than they did straight forward! 
Asheboro Sunday school is setting a : 
record in attendance. Out of an enrollmenl 
208, they had 200 present on r. recent 'S 
day morning. A percentage of 96 — not 1 
is it? 

Mr. C. R. Jackson is the Superintenc 
of our new Sunday school recently organ: 
in our new church in Spencer. Mr. J. 
Furr is the Secretary and Treasurer, 
wish thl's new school much success 

Whitakers recently entertained the C< 
ty Sunday School Convention with a splei 
local attendance. 

Help Out! 
The Churches of the Conference are 
gaged in a strenuous campaign for our chi 
papers. Our Sunday schools and Chris 
Endeavor Societies may render a most h 
ful service by assisting their pastors in 
ting this I! mportant matter before our ; 
pie. WHY NOT form subscription commit 
and help secure the subs from your churel 



Fid: "What is the child howling 

TO.. ?" 

ji „.iier: "He wants his own way." 

_ciu. -'Weill, it it s ins, why ciou t you 
^iri nave it"'* '— .bxcliange. 



January 14, 1926. 



THE POWER OF THE EARLY CHURCH. 
By T. A. Wigginton, D. D. 
The Acts of the Apostles will always be 
one of the most valuable books of the New 
Testament, because it gives the evidence of 
the continued power of the risen Christ in and 
through his disciples. There seems no real , 
reason to doubt that Luke, the author of the 
■third gospel, is also the author of this book 
which he regards as a continuation of the 
first. It is addressed to the same person, and 
begins with a reference to the former treatise 
which he made, "concerning all the thing's 
that Jesus began both to do and to teach," 
the inference being that this was the record of 
the things which he continued to do and to 
teach through the power of the Spirit work- 
ing in and through his disciples. We have 
here the record of -the fulfillment of his 
promise to be with them and abide in them. 
From this time forward, we have to do with 
a new power in the world, or with the same 
power manifesting itself through a new agen- 
cy — the power of the risen Christ manifest- 
ing itself in and through his disciples. It 
is of the greatest evidential value that we 
Ifmd here a manifestation of that which be- 
gan to be manifested in the person of Jesus 
Christ. There is not only the power of Jesus 
Christ manifest in their work; it also bears 
the same characteristic marks. The disciples 
recognized it as the unmistakable fellowship 
of their risen Lord. When the spirit came up- 
on them, it was the assurance of his risen 
power in them, and the assurance that God 
had made him both Lord and Christ Acts 2 :36. 
The Power of Unity. 
In seeking the sources of the power of the 
early church, one of the first things to im- 
press us is the remarkable unity which they 
exibited. Even in those tragic hours when 
hope lay dead, there was still a strong-, sense 
of fellowship among them. About the only 
indication of straggling of which we have any 
account is that of the two unknown on the 
way to Emmaus, and they were soon brought 
back by a vision of the risen Christ. After 
his ascension their fellowship app^esaris to 
have been much closer and more continuous. 
They were frequently together and much en- 
gaged in prayer. It was while they were thus 
together that the Spirit came lipbn.therri and 
their tongues were loosed. From that time, 
fear and doubt were gone and they were 
aflame with a glorious certainty. 

The story of the day of Pentecost brings to 
mind the saying of Jesus that they should 
do greater works than he, because he went 
to the Father; for on that day, through the 
testimony of the united church, voiced in the 
sermon of Peter, probably more people were 
converted than had been through the entire 
ministry of Jesus. The gospel of the Itving 
Christ had triumphed over death and the 
grave. Nor was their fellowship less close 
after this. The believers all kept together, 
sharing what they had with one another. They 
met daily for worship at the temple and 
broke bread together in their homes. Mean- 
time the Lord added the saved daily to their 
number. Su'ch was the power of a united 
church. 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

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The Power Of The Holy Spirit. 

Of course it may be said, and truly, that 
this remarkable power was that of the Holy 
Spirit; but if they had not continued togeth- 
er in the fellowship of prayer would the 
Holy Spirit have been poured out upon them "I 
4re we not in some measure indebted to a 
united body of disciples for this manifesta- 
tion of the Holy Spirit? Thei-e has to be a 
witnessing church if the Holy Spirit would 
have the fullest expression. Should we not 
^ave a greater manifestation of the Spirit 
if we ^Yeve all drawn together by our common 
'ove for Jesus Christ and fellowship with him. 
instead of driven apart by our discussions of 
things about him ? Of course, the greatest 
"ower in the Christian church is that of the 
Holy Spirit, but the condition favorable to 
the fullest manifestation of that power is 
a united church. 

Indeed, it may be questioned whether the 
church of today realizes more than a tithe 
of the power of the Spirit which it might 
enioy because of the lack of that essential 
unity which is necessarv to its fullest mani- 
festation. Admitting all this, none of us is 
iustified in not seeking the power of the Spir- 
ft is his own life because of a lack of unity. 
It is true that we are stronger for the as- 
sociation with likeminded men and women, 
but our Lord Jesus Christ is readv to besto.v 
the fulness of his spirit upon anv fully conse- 
crated life. If we have not the inspiring- fel- 
lowship which would assist us to full conse- 
cration, we should seek it nevertheless. 

The Power of a High Conviction. 

We shall never cease to marvel at the won- 



derful change w 



hich came over the disciples 



The Power Of Unshaken Courage. 

Later, Peter and John, after the great in- 
terest ereited by the healing of the lame man 
at the gale of the temple Beautiful, when 
called to account because of their bold preach- 
In'!- of Jesus Christ as Lord, displayed great 
courage in maintaining their purpose to con- 
tinue lo preach Jesus Christ, no matter what 
they said or did about it. The rulers were 
greatly amazed at this boldness of the dis- 
eiples of one whom they had put to a humil- 
iating death. It was the boldness of the un- 
shaken courage which came from the unalter- 
able conviction that Jesus Christ was risen 
and ruling, and that he was with them Sn 
f he power of his Spirit. They had been the 
instruments of his power in carrying on the 
work which he had begun. 

The rulers were to learn later that the 
menace of death had no power over men of 
this new courage. They were to learn that 
!hey were able, not only, to carry forward 
,iie work of their Lord whom these rulers 
had crucified, but that they also had the 
courage to diie as he died. When Stephen was 
arraigned, he preached Christ with the great- 
est fearlessness to those who accused him, 
and when he was dying praved for those 
who put him to death as did his great Master 
before him. The rulers of the world were 
"onfront"d with a new kind of courage; the 
courage- — not to die in the heat of battle, but 
to die joyfully with no weapons in th&'.r 
hands, as their witness to the truth. Against 
such, the world is powerless. — The Presby- 
terian Advance. 



with the pouring out of the Holv Spirit upon 
them. All their timiditv was gone. This i= 
made all the more manifest as we allow our 
attention directed bv the story to the anostles 
°speciVlv Peter and John. We recall how thev 
all "forsook him and fled" at the time o r 
the betraval and arrest, though John made 
a nuick recov°rv and Peter a laa'S'ard one: and 
Iiotv Peter, takon at a, disadvantage bv his 
position, was betrayed i"to a threefold denial 
of diseinloship. TTo recall, also how they were 
so overwhelmed by the crucifixion of Jesus 
f hat they appeared to have no exportation of 
Ms resirj-reeti-on, and limr. when assured of 
that, the-" still lacked f„t\ assurance of the 
continuation of his pow»r. 

.All flu's is chano-ed bv the coming of the 
Spirit. This was ti, p fl na] tow}l n f asS uranee 
of continued fo'Wshin with thpir risen and 
asoondod Lord Pefer ,' s the leader, as he had 
"sn.allv heen. Wm> the people tvptp wonder- 
ins-, or mocking-, Petor stood 11Tn without a 
t'-ace of Kmidft- .arrl boldly + oV] then! rhr.r 
Hio risen Jesus, having asc°nded to his nlnr-e 
with Cod. "and havino- ro^ynrj n f t i lp T? a f-i ip ,. 
tho nromiso of fh« Hoi- Sririt. he bath pour- 
ed forth fin's which ye see and hear " ''Let 
nil tbe house of Tsi-npi tbereforo l aimv as- 
suredly, that Ood hatb made him both T,orrl 
and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.'"' 
Assured of contact with hit living- T o'rd. 
Peter's conviction swept everything beforcjb 
if. 



Cedar Falls.' — We are indeed pleased to 
have our former r/ stor return to us, Rev. 
C. H. Fill. 

Our Sunday school is doing fine, the attend- 
ance has b"en small owing to the cold weather. 

We elected new officers last Sundav for 
the coring year.. The officers are as follows: 

Superintendent, J) u_ Trogdon ; Secretary, 
darland "Free: Teachers. 0. C. "Redding. A. 
O. T/ugMin, Mrs. D. N. Trogdon, Mrs. Thelma 
Free. 

Preachin°- every second Sund/v at eleven 
•VeWlr and the fourth Sundav at night. 

A 1 ! the churches united and had a nice 

nhristmas p^-evcise and tree at the "Rap+ist 

"hnrcb and 'most over—one em'oved flie souo-s 

and recitations fust fine; the children did 

ifin». 

u e pro havino 1 qomo ron°h snowy weather. 

Mrs. ' ' TT "P"ill -who underwent an opera- 
tion f.-,mo time a.<ro is still invrvr-o-'jfno- wo »]o 
o-'a 1 to sav. Thelma Freo. 



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A SICK BABY AND A CAT. 

One day last autumn, when chilly days first 
came on, Baby Winifred, awakened with a 
hoarse cry. The young mother's heart was: 
filled with fear. The dreaded croup had come, 
and she was alone ; there was no one to send 
for the doctor. 

Just then sober old Sally, the tortoise shell 
cat, came slowly up the garden path from 
the barn. The mother remembered that Sally 
had been trained to carry notes to the store 
— grandpa's store at the foot of the lane — 
she had never been known to fail in carrying 
them. 

Calling old puss, she hastily wrote : 

"Send the doctor at once; baby has croup." 
She tied it about the soft, plump neck and 
said: "Run, Sally, as fast as ever you can! 
Run on the fence ; hurry and give it to grand- 
pa!" 

Off went Sally, never minding the barks of 
impertinent clogs or friendly calls of her re- 
lations; and the doctor was in the house in 
ten minutes. 

"I was on the street," he said, "at the 
store door, when old Sally came running on 
the fence as fast as her four feet would car- 
ry her. I feared there was trouble, but wait- 
ed till she could reach us. I think Sally has 
never forgotten how I took fish bones out of 
her throat with pinchers. " She always seems 
so glad to see me." 

The very next day Sally had a new collar, 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 14, 1928 






J Reed set the leg in splints and dressed it each ing, back he came more like a whirlwind thaB 
day until it was well. ever. 

i-J 



on which was engraved, "From baby to his 
faithful postmaa. ' ' — Selected. 



THE LINNET'S HOSPITAL. 

One morning, ten years ago, Dr. Emma 
Reed, a dentist with, offices on the eighth 
floor of a building in the heart of the busi- 
ness district of San Diego, California, heard 
a fluttering against her office window. She 
looked out and saw a little brown bird on the 
sill. Every few minutes 'it would flutter 
against the glass, utter a plaintive cry, and 
diop back to the ledge. 

Dr. Reed opened the window slowly, put 
out her hand and picked the bird up. It was 
a linnet with a mangled foot. The doctor im- 
mediately set about the work of amputation. 
T\ith scissors she clipped away the torn toes, 
washed the wound, put on a healing lotion, 
bound up the stub of leg, and the bird flew 
away. 

The next morning he came back hoppins' 
on one foot and acting very friendly and 
chipper. 

That day Dr. Reed fastened a. feeding-pan 
on her window ledge, and in a few weeks 
Mr. Lame Linnet became a regular boarder 
and a frequent visitor inside the dental rooms 
whenever he found the window open. 

He never acted the least bit afraid; he 



day until it was well. 

Nine times Mr. Lame Linnet brought sicK* 
and ailing feathered friends 'to Dr. Reed fori 
treatment, and not in any single case did the 
doctor plead stress of business. Every bird 
received her immediate attention. 



The demands upon her hospitality have be- suggested 



come so great that Dr, Reed has branched 



We've got to tie him up," said Jack 
You won't hurt him 1 ?"" cried Mary. 
'Course not, said Jack. "Where's som 

Jim 



rope i 

We can take the rope off the sled, 



Sport was delighted when they brought Out 



air dining room. 

If she is late in serving their breakfast 
of hemp and other seed, they scold, peck at 
the glass and act like impatient harvest hands 
waiting for a meal. But as soon as the pans 
are filled with food, their tones change from 
complaints into songs of thanks and joy. 

Dr. R.eed says she knows when a bird is 
sick; when frightened; when hungry; when 
they are in love; when they are expecting 
babies, and when one mourns for -a mate. 
She affirms that they speak as plainly as 
humans, if one only understands their lan- 
guage. 

While the linnets thank Dr. Reed in song 
and chirps for her kindness, she, in turn, 
tells of the lessons they have taught her of, 
patience, of trust, of unselfishness and of 
brotherly love^-D. C. Petsloff, in Banner. 



ing the letters and bits of paper that he 
found there. He would sit very still for sev- 
eral minutes at a time, watching the doctor 
at work, and seemed quite pleased when she 
would stroke his feathers. 

One day, when he came for his breakfast 
HP riWughl a friend witfl 8 Brbketl leg. Dr 



KEEPING SPORT OUT OF MISCHIEF. 

"We're going to have a splendid fire," 
aid Jack with enthusiasm. 

"The pile will be 'most high as the house," 
cried Jim. 

"Oh, won't it be fun?" echoed Mary. 

The children were alone that afternoon. 
And they were as busy as little beavers, rak- 
ing up the yard. It wasi a good deal of work. 
but they didn't mind for they would hav<e 
such fun afterward watching the bonfire. Be- 
sides, mother had promised them marshmal- 
lows to toast! 

So Jack and Mary and Jim worked away 
diligently. Only Sport would not work! ' " 

Now Sport was always with the children. 
Every morning he trotted along the country 
read with them on their way to school. Some- 
times he carried a lunch basket or a mitten, 
for it made him very proud to help. And 
even- afternoon he was writing to see them 
safely home. You would have thought that 
Jack and Mary and Jim couldn't be trusted 
to go alone. At any rate, Sport was convinced 
that without him they would surely be lost. 
But when it came to raking leaves, Sport 
wasn't a bit of help. He. would crouch be- 
side the pile and bark. Then he would make 
a plunge and send the leaves flying in every 
direction. How he chased them ! "But they 
whirled so gaily in the breeze that no wonder 



D — — ~w- w .unj ""'"^i-", upu" wtts uenguieu wnen inev nroiignr, out 

out from one window sill equipment to three,; the sled. There wasn't any snow, but he was 
and every morning in the year from two to quite willing to drag his 'friends about over 
three hundred little birds eat in her open- the leaves, if they "wished. He caught the 

i rope in Lis teeth, ready to pull. But why 
were they putting the rope around his neck? 
Sport's delight, changed to perplexity. And 
when they tied him to a tree and left him 
he expressed his hurt feeling-s in howls. 

Willi no Sport to hinder the work went 
on rapidly. The wind was rising, and an oc- 
casional gust caught the leaves. In spite of 
this the raking was soon finisihecl and the 
pile ready to light. Jack struck a match and 
started the blaze. Fanned by the wind, the 
whole pile broke into flame. 

And then Jack discovered that the bonfire 
was too close to the house. The wind was 
carrying the flames in that direction! 

Jack began beating at the bonfire with 
his rake. 

"Get some water," he shouted to Jim. 
Jim rushed away. But in his confusion he 
coludn't find a pail. The flames were spread- 
ing. Mary caught up another rake to help 
Jack. Their efforts served only to make the 
fire burn more fiercely. The wind lifted 
bunches of the burning leaves and hurled 
them across the yard. 

"Hold them down with your rake, Mary," 
Jack cried. 

He ran to the woodpile and began drag- 
ging boards to keep the bonfire from blowing 
away. Jim had found the pails and was 
pumping furiously. Mary was doing her best 
to hold the pile against the wind, when an 
extra gust tugged at the mass beneath hex 
rake. And half the pile rose into the air to 
fall blazing upon the porch ! 

A scream from Mary, and answering bark, 
a flash of tawny fur — and Sport had hurled 
himself upon the porch and was stamping 
and scattering the burning leaves. "He had 
gnawed through the rope and freed himself 
just in time. 

In a few moments the fire was checked, 
and the children hung over Sport, petting 
and praising him and binding up his scorch- 
ed paws. 

"If he hadn't got loose," said Jack sob- 
erly, "the house might have burned down." 
"We won't ever tie him up again," declar- 
ed Jim. 

"And we thought," laughed Mary, with 
her arms about the shaggy neck, "that we 
were keeping Sport out of mischief. But he 
kept us out of mischief instead!" — Abigail 
Burton, in S. S. Times. 



liked to play on the desk among the pencihs h ° took them £or h "tterflies! 

and pens, and sometimes he indulged in tear-*™^ first the r ' niIfll ' e n thought this amusing J kept 

They were so fond of Sport that whatever 
he did made them happy. But after their 
pile had been scattered Several times, 3t 
didn't seem such fun. 

"Stop it, Sport; get away," said Jack. 

But it wasn't any use to drive Sport awav. 

He took that for part nf the Same And fts 



TEE MAN OF THE HOUSE. 

"But mother," argued Jean, "Frankie is 
not a man. He's only eight years old and 
I'm eleven." 



"Well, he's s'bins? to fi§ a man," is 



kt\M m h,« „itiix V TS . a ra i«. wei1 - ne-'e gbMg SO 159 a man," fefllien 

Soon m thg BMldrth returned la their r-nk-'ne? mother* Jjiflsfly, tfJ m op<W fe$ Wen 



January 14, 1926. 



I METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



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deer ajkd a d*»li<'iow «&»r <*T ftytisis 1*.yMtiiA 
over th« kot kitchen. 

"All right," sniffed Jean, slamming the! 
~ookie cutter down very crossly on the rolled j 
out cookie dough (just as if the dough "were 
to blame). "I bet Frankie will spoil the 
party." 

"I hope nobody else will spoil the party,"! 
answered her mother, meaningly. 

Jean bit her lip to keep from saying more. 
She was mad! Her father was away on a 
business trip and tomorrow was Thanksgiving 
Day and a lot of people had been invited to 
come for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, 
Dad always sat at the head of the table and 
served the others. That was as it should be. 
But what was mother planning to do, but to 
let little Frankie sit in his father's place? 
Jean thought it was awful! She felt she ought 
tr be the one to sit there, or at least alt the 
foot of the table with her mother at the 
head. 

"I don't know when I've felt so cross at 
mother," she told herself. 

Frankie felt just the other way about the 
arrangement. He thought his mother was quite 
right. When Dad was away he was the mnn 
of the house. So, of course, his place was at 
the head of the table. 

"If you don't behave I'll give you nothing 
but the neck," he threatened, when his sis° 
ter began to protest. 

The dinner party was a family affair. There 
were three uncles and two aunties and sev- 
eral cousins. 

"I'll cut 1 the turkey and you can watch me 



j "Isn't he just too cute and neat with his 
j serving!" exclaimed one of the aunties. 
Even Jean began to feel quite happy. 
All went well and the pies and ice cream 
and cake were brought on. Mother didn't 
believe in doing anything by halves on such an 
occasion, so they had pies AND ice cream 
And cake. The .cake had double frosting, 
white soft frosting, with a thick hard choco- 
late frosting on top. It was a wonderful cake. 
Mother only attempted it a few tiroes each 
year, at birthdays and Christmas. Frankie 
was crazy about it. 

"I'll stand up and cut this up," he said, 
his eyes gleaming. 

He took the cake knife and made a neat 
cut. Yum! Such a wonderful ehocolatey smell 
rose out of the cake! The guests all waited. 
Mother was serving ice cream. 

Frankie began cutting up the cake. First 
he cut quite large pieces, then he suddenly 
realized that the cake wouldn't go around at 
that rate, so he cut smaller, but try as he 
might, the last piece was a mere sliver and 
the plate went around the table, the ladies 
taking little pieces and the boys the big ones, 
but alas! and alack! when the plate came 
back to Frankie there were only a few crumbs 
where once the beautiful cake had stood. 

Frankie had been watching anxiously, and 
when he saw his cousin Harriet take the last 
piece, he felt so badly, he forgot that he 
was sitting in his father's place, and that 
he was the man of the house and all that. 
Tears rushed into his eyes. He could not 
swallow, and then to hide his sorrow, he 



"Guess you're older and ought to sit oppo- 
site mother," mumbled Frankie. "Guess when 
you cut cake you cut cake." 

"You can't cut your cake and eat it too," 
said one "of the uncles, but Frankie was sure 
he was mistaken. Maybe he hadn't quoted 
the old saying right. 

"Well, I got something to be thankful for," 
said Frankie. "I got some cake, even if I 
did cut it!"— Selected. 



-ah waix'ii me . ' ~ ""O.U.U.. 

so next time you'll know how," mother told ' Jllmp up and ran u P sta i r s to his room. 

It seemed to him (of course, it was after 
dinner), that he wouldn't have cared if he 



Frankie, 

"Gee!" cried Frankie. "I bet I could do 
it. You just stab the turkey down with the 
fork and cut her with long sharp whangs. 
Blip! Off with her legs and arms! Blip! off 
with her neck! Jean gets the neck." 

"No, don't give anybody the neck," mother 
said. 

Jean decided to be sweet about it after all 
because there is never any excuse to be udy 
over something you can't help. Frankie 
thought she was afraid of getting the neck 



hadn't had any turkey or cranberry sauce 
or any of the other eats, if only he had had 
a piece of that wonderful cake. 

He was just locking his door, when he 
heard footsteps racing down the hall and Jean 
burst into the room. Her eyes were dancing. 

"Oh, Frankie!" she cried. "I was so sor- 
ry. I saw there wasn't going to be enough, 
so I took a piece for you!" And there it 
was in her napkin 



luvr tt~„ i v ■ lz. ■ "Did you take two pieces'?" incraired 

My! How delicious the air was. You could h?„o^i-;„ ir i- i i &*'***>■■ inquired 
lell ■ tw a™„„ „„ + ^„ «._ ,. " Fiankie, blinking back his tears and feel- 



smell that dinner outside the house even.! 
Mother was a famous cook in the town. The 
company began coming right after church. 
Jean met the guests in the front hall and 
took the ladies upstairs to leave their wraps. 
Frankie and one of the cousins went out to 
the aarage to see Frankie 's white rats. 

"I'm going to sit in Dad's place' and deal 
out the eats," said Frankie. 

"Well, don't gip me out of anything com- 
ing my way," warned Harry, his' cousin. 

"I'll give you the biggest helping," prom- 
ised Frankie. 

But after all, his" mother trusted him and 
he was bound to do the right thing by every-" , 
body. There wasn't any turkey left for hash 
next day. 

The guests all admired Frankie 's way of 
filling his father's place. 

''He's 
uncle 



i S "» i»ui M a jjiace. Her 

lie's a chip off the old block." cried one* " 
e. "I fall just See his Datt .sitting 1 the're 1 !'' 'l Si 



very much ashamed of himself. 

"No, just one big one, that can be cut in 
two, see?" replied Jean. 

It sure was a big slice. 

Frankie took out his penknife and cut the 
slice in two. They ate the cake and then 
went down stairs. „ 

"Well, well, Frankie!" cied the uncles in 
one voice. "We all saved some cake for you." 

"Thank you, but just keep it," smiled 
Frankie. "You see, I-I-er went and— and that 
is, I had to bring one of my rats." And he 
showed it sticking its head out of his pock- 
et. 

The ladies all screamed, and mother said.'; 
"Sit down in your place, dear, and don't 
let that thing get loose." 

Frankie walked over to Jean and pulled 
her up from her place and sat in it himself..; 

"Why, Frankie!" She cried. "Where shall " 

Sit!" 



THE SCARLET DRAGON. 

Margaret Homer Clyde, in Christian Union 

Herald 

It was Saturday .before commencement in 
the Meadow school, and at the door of Doc- 
toi Greyson's office were gathered the girls 
who were coming back, waiting to reserve 
their rooms for the coming year. 

Foremost among them was Nan Beechem, 
her fluffy head as conspicuous as her person- 
ality. "You know, ^Doctor Greyson," she 
said, "my cousin from the West enters in 
the fall, and we're going to room together in 
No. 21." 

Doctor Greyson consulted the chart at his 
elbow. "No. 21 is already taken," he replied 
pleasantly. "How would No. 23 do?" 

"Taken?" inquired Nan briefly. 

"Yes. Lucile Morton, your present room- 
mate, came in yesterday to ask for it." 

"Lucile? Yesterday?" Lucile had no right 
to ask ahead of time. I've been here three 
years and I have a right to the room." 

Doctor Greyson smiled. "Then vou two 
haven't talked it over?" 

"There is nothing to talk over. Lucile 
knows that my cousin is coming. She will 

ve to find another room." 

Somebody in the group gave a gasp. Who 
but Nan would dare talk back? 

"Suppose you tell me," the cool, gray 
eyes twinkled behind their glasses, "sup- 
rose you tell me why you prefer No. 21 to 
No 23? Is the view from the window bet- 
tor?" 

"No." 

"Are the closets larger ?" 
"No!" 

"It might be gracious, but not right " 

"Why not?" 

"Because I've been here longer, and the 
old gi r l s always have first choice." 

Doctor Greyson was obviously enjoying 
himself. "And von feel it your duty to up- 
hold the tradition of the school?" 

"Well, it is the tradition of the school." 

"Yes." he agreed: " 'though there is noth- 
ing in the charter, I believe, which requires 

Somebody in the crowd giggled. But Doc- 
tor Greyson was serious. 

"It isn't the room I want," burst out Nan 
"It's my rights." 

"That sounds strangely familiar," mused 
Dcctor Greyson. 

"Then must I give up my room?" 

"Not. unless you choose. Only let me know 

what you decide about i'#— you and Lucile." 

Nan crossed the lawn, accompanied by an 

dmirirtg r'etinue, "Dbn't give in," said one. 



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"The old girls have first ctoicV' ctSntrt- 
btiteu another. 

"I didn't think," added a third, "she'd 
do such a thing." 

"We were always the best of friends," ex- 
plained Nan, "until I told her about Cousin 
Jean. That made a difference right away." 

The girls looked respectful — as always when 
Cousin Jean's name was mentioned. Cousin 
Jean's father was a cattle king; Cousin 
Jean's clothes alone cost more than the tui- 
tion at the Meadow school; Cousin Jean's 
last birthday present had been a car which 
she drove herself. And Cdusin Jfean was 
coming in the fall to room with Nan in No. 
21. 

"By the way," inquired someone, "where 
is Lueile today?" 

"Sick," announced Nan briefly. "Sore 
throat. I must say it seems careless of her 
to catch cold in June.' 

Lueile was in bed when, she entered. She 
stirred a little on her pillow, but did not open 
her eyes. She was probably ashamed to, Nan 
thought, after that underhanded trick. 

Nan was never underhanded. Anybody in 
the school could have told you that, from 
Doctor Greyson down. He told Mrs. Greyson 
that she reminded him of a crimson-rambler, 
little thorny to the touch, but always climb- 
ing up and away toward the free air of 
heaven. And Mrs. Greyson told him he was 
a soft-headed pld idiot. And he admitted that 
he was. 

He was still a soft-headed old idiot, he told 
himself, as he walked among his roses some 
hours later, too absorbed in speculating upon 
Nan's pending decision to pay proper atten- 
tion to the blossoming of a' new rose, brought 
to him with great care by a missionary friend 
from Persia. 

Roses were a queer hobby, perhaps, for an 
able-bodied man of sixty-five. But then so 
were girls. And if there was one thing Doc- 
tor Greyson loved more than the rare and 
exquisite blooms in his garden, it was the 
equally rare and exquisite blooms which he 
cultivated in his other garden, known as the 
Meadow School for Girls. 
"Well," he inquired, "how about the room?" 

"Oh, I mean to keep it, of course; but that 
isn't what brought me. Lueile is sick and 
the matron's away, so I came to you." 

Doctor Greyson looked grave. "I'll tele- 
phone the doctor at once," he said. 

An hour later the third floor was quaran- 
tined, for Lueile was pronounced ill with sear- 
let fever. 

"Doctor Greyson," it was a rather vvhite- 
faced Nan who approached him, "my little 
brother had scarlet fever and I helped to 
nurse him. I'll take care of Lueile, if you 
say so, until you get a nurse. I've boon ex- 
posed now anyhow, so I might as well " 

Doctor Greyson whirled about and looked 
at her sharply. There was a queer gVam be- 
hind his glasses. But he only sa id, "Very 
well, Nan; if you're willing to brave it." 

It was a strange ni-ht to Nan as she sat 
ibetween the bed and the table-, with its 
clock and its medicines. Now and again thi 
June bfeez^, busy among the rttses, bauseil 



to catch the curtain at the window and fling 
into the hot room a handful of perfume. But 
no sound broke the stillness except the tick- 
ing of the clock and the breathing of the 
sick girl. 

Then Lueile stirred and began talking in 
a queer voice that made speech more uncanny 
than silience. "There were ten of them," she 
said, "and they everyone looked me "ver. I 
might have been a — a monkey from Africa." 

Nan stared and laughed. What was this 
babble of monkeys from Africa? 

"And I was so tired. I hadn't slept much 
on the train. And when the matron took 
me to my room, I was almost crying. I could 
not help it, mother." 

Nan jumped and did not hi igh. Lueile was 
talking to her mother. And Lueile 's mother 
was a thousand miles way. 

"But when I got to my ro..m, she helped 
me take my things off. And slid u; ivo 'lie 
her kimona till my trunk came. And she told 
me to lie down. ' ' 

Nan listened intm'.'y. "That was me," she 
whispered ungramm.'i t-i< •'. 'I/. 

"And the next day «'\c. introduced ne to 
the girls, and took me to ei'dsses wilii her 
If it hadn''t been for her I just couldn't have 
stood it. And I couldn't come home. It was 
too far." 

Nan found it necessary to dissolve a pow- 
der vigorously. 

"And I thought, mother, she rea'ly eared 
a.bout me. But she didn't. All she circs about 
is her Cousin Jean. And now she wanti to 
get rid of me." 

Nan set the glass down with a bang. But 
throughout the night she did much thinking. 

Sabbath morning dawned flawles-3. Across 
the green of the campus flattered a white 
procession on its way to the baccalaureate 
service. Nan watched it disappear within the 
chapel door. Then she turned away frcrr. the 
window, feeling remote and lonely 

The entire third floor had been hastily de- 
serted. There were sheets hung, drenched with 
disinfectants, at the stairways leading to it. 
No foot-fall broke the stillness until the doc- 
tor's step sounded at the door And when he 
had gone the silence settled deeper than 
before. 

At noon a tray oi' fo-'d arrived ai the stair- 
way, to which pom; Nnn returned the empty 
dishes, plunging them into I lie bucket of 
antiseptic solution placed there i'e: tint pur- 
pose. 

Returning to the r oin, she \v;i= giv l.'d 
by a low wins 'e from without, and -n< hur- 
rying to the wiido.v she found awaiting hei. 
like a lover bold in a castle garden, an elder- 
ly gentleman >\ spectacles, his gray hair 
rumpled by the breeze as lit elevated his chin 
to peer up at cier prison 

"Well, lady of the enchanted tower," in- 
quired Doctor Greyson, "how goes the day?" 

"■Righ.ll merrily, most noble baron of the 
| castle," she returned promptly, "for the 
j knight of pills and powders doth declare that 
i the scarlet dragon who hath laid , a spell upon 
i the princess will shortly be slain." 

"And further news hath this moment ar- 
j rived," was the reply, "namely, a demancl 



that the drawbridge be lowered to admit the 
entrance of Miss Invary, from the Frametori v 
Hospital. "After which the good doctor de- 
scended with a bump to the most prosaic of 
twentieth-century speecb. For the language' 
of romance is difficult to sustain in middle 
age. 

Life in No. 21 became more cheerful after 
the. arrival of Miss Invary. The three of 
them, as the patient improved, had famous 
times. They even came to joke about their 
prison and the dragon that had shut them in. 

"You two won't want to see this room 
soon again, I 'm sure, ' ' contended Miss In- 
vary. 

"Poor old room," commiserated Nan. "It 
wasn't to blame. It was only the scarlet drag- 
on." 

The last dress had fluttered from the cam- 
pus long before Nan and Lueile and Miss 
Invary emerged, from their seclusion. But 
there was still an afternoon and nig'ht left 
before they could start upon their journey 
home. Nan seized her first unwatched mo- 
ment and made her way to Doctor Greyson 's 
office. 

"I came to tell you," she announced ab- 
ruptly, "that Lueile can have the room — any 
room next year." 

"Then you've talked it over?" 

"Not at all. But I'd be ashamed to ask 
for anything she wants." 

"But what about your rights? And the 
tradition of the sehool?" 

"I'm having my rights. The right to offer 
her what she wants." 

' ' And she wants the room ? ' ' 

Nan stared. 

"Lueile was here not ten minutes ago." 
said Doctor Greyson, "to say that she woul;T 
not think of taking your room from you if 
you wanted it. Indeed, she intimated that the 
best room in the whole building was not quite 
good enough for you." 

Nan still stared, then laughed. "We both 
wanted it," she said, '.'and now we both 
don't want it." 

Just then a shadow darkened the doorway. 
"Com* in, Liacite," sailed Doeto* Greyson. 
See i£ you two girls «a» settle a controversy. ' ' 

Both girls flushed, ffhen Doctor •Greysofl,, 
drawing a, letter from the pile at his elbow,, 
said to Nan : ' ' Perhaps you 'd like to read 
this. It came this morning from your uncle." 

She took the letter and briskly unfolded it. 
"Why, the mean thing!" she exclaimed. 
"She. isn't coming at all." 

"Who isn't?" asked Lueile. 

"Cousin Jean. And to think of all the trou- 
ble she's made us." 

Then catching Lueile 's hand, she turned 
to the desk and said with a little bow, "Doi- 
tor Greyson, will you let us both have No. 
21 next year?" 



/—A statue of Nathaniel Hawthorne was 
unveiled at Salem, Mass., the home of that 
fj mous American author, on Dee. 22. Rose- 
mond Mikkelsen, a. great Granddaughter of 
Hawthorne, took part in the ceremonies. She 
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13 



PROM PASTORS AUB PEOPLE. 

Weaverville Charge. — Our Sunday schools 
e progressing very nicely, at this writing', 
e attendance being good for the cold weath- 
. We held our first quarterly conference 
st Saturday in the Weaverville church. Rev. 
W. Bates presiding, all business being 
|posed of in a satisfactory manner. 
Our Christian Endeavor at Clarks Chapel 

doing a splendid work with the young peo- 
e. The writer feels that we are making a 
lendid start as we have only been here one 
>nth; since we are one month late getting 
u|ed it makes us feel as we will have to 
>rk the harder to catch up. 
Our work has started off fine, there seems 

be a tine spirit of cooperation in all t|re 
urches. The pastor feels with the hearty co- 
eration that every body gave him this will 

a good year. 
The pastor and his wife are very comfort- 
ly located in the parsontge now as the 
rstees have had the parsonage painted on 
5 inside, thus making a remarkable change 

the appearance. The good ladies of our 
urch furnishing linoleum for the kitchen 
or. 

Our good folks of Weaverville and Clarks 
tlpel^gave the pastor and his wife a very 
arty pounding a few days before Christmas, 
en about the time we had recovered from 
e pounding one of our members backed 
i truck up to the back door unloading us 
2 pounds of pork. For this we are very 
ankful and pray that God will wonderfully 
^ss the giver this year. 

,/e are happy to say that the folks at Mt. 
^n have purchased a new organ for the 
arch and have it in use at this writing. 
Weaverville people are planning on doing 
are work to the church in the spring; we 
pect to cover and paint the church. It is 
ry encouraging to hear the hearty response 

you approach our members with such a 
,rthy cause as having a good looking church, 
^ere is no doubt in our minds ts failing 
give our church the repairing that is neces- 
ry to make it a church we will feel proud 



May God add his richest blessing on us 
our work this year. J. D. Cranford. 



as a necessary adjunct to the establishing 
of a college. The Publishing House, in 
Greensboro was the second step and it w. s 
a long step. Through the Herald Dr. McCul- 
loch kept the Publishing House before the 
Conference until finally it was completed at 
a cost of from ten to fifteen thousand dollars. 
Now it i!s worth not less than sixty thousand 
dollars. And now the splendid college build- 
ing stands at High Point and nearly 200 stu- 
dents go in and out of those buildings daily. 
|and new homes are 'springing up in the 
i.djacent territory. 

In some twenty to twentynfive years from 
now the Triangle— that territory inside of a 
line from High Point to Winston -Salem 
and from Winston-Saiem to Greensboro and 
from Greensboro back to High Point, . will 
be thickly settled and finally these three cit- 
ies will touch each other. For a few years 
to come our High Point College may have to 
continue to struggle; but if we stand by it 
and continue to sacrifice for it the High Point 
College will be the pride of the N. C. Confer- 
ence and for Its existence and success we will 
owe to Dr. Joseph Flavius McCulloch a great 
debt of gratitude. 

(We thank Brother Kennett for this gener- 
ous expression of his esteem. In the matter 
referred to, the editor has been only one of a 
number who have wrought together for our 
noble church.) 

Shiloh Charge.— We are glad to send in 
our report for our Lord and Master the past 
year. Though it be little, we have done what 

we could. 

Largest number present, 73; smallest num- 
ber present, 28; average number 40 ; number 
of chapters read past year, 22,954; Collec- 
tion for the ye\r, $42.00. 

We are facing a new year with the same 

resolution. " , , 

Report for January 3, 1926: Sunday school 

at 11 o'clock. Number present, 42; collection, 

$1.22; number of chapters read past week, 

355. 

We have our same pastor and gladly wel- 
come him, Rev. J. R Gurtner. 

Reporter, Ethel Sunlin. 



The Postal Card. W. F. Kennett, Editor. 

A Debt Of Gratitude. 
Recently The Postal Card said— TheM. P. 
irald has been unsually rich since the close 
our la'st Annual Conference. Since then 
. have been trying to get new subscribers 
| the Herald and to get old subscribers to 

hew. 

In thinking of the Herald tad of what it 
s, accomplished for the North Carolina Con- 
■enee we have decided that the N. C. Con- 
•ence owes to Dr. McCulloch, Editor of 
1 Herald, a great debt of gratitude and 
at we should not wait until he is dead to 
y so. Dr. McCulloch came back to North 
jolina, his native . Sttte, after spending sev- 
I years in Michigan and other States, for 
! express purpose of helping to establish 
:ollege in N. C. The Herald was established, 



Shiloh C/mrch, N. Da.vidson Circuit. — Prob- 
ably the largest crowd that has convened at 
Shiloh fn many years .gathered there on Sun- 
day afternoon, January 2, to be at the burial 
service which was held for Mr. D. C. Cope 
and his son, Edward, who were killed in the 
deplorable accident which occurred at Lexing- 
ton on New Year's night when the fire truck 
was wrecked and three men instantly killed 
The funeral was held in the theatre at Lex- 
ington, and concluded at the graves in Shiloh 
cemetery. The other victim, J. Howard Mic- 
hael, was buried at Reeds immediately after 
the burial at Shiloh. 

We had a very nice Christm s exercise on 
Christmas night. The music by the boys and 
girls and also the male chorus was greatly 
enjoyed. A very nice offering was received. 

The Sunday acTiool elected officers and 
teachers last Sunday. We are planning foi 



a very active and we hope a useful year's 
work. 

Our Christian Endeavor Societies are grow- 
ing in numbers and interest all the time. 
Our pastor stands by and gives enthusiasm 
to the young people and they greatly appre- 
ciate it. The church is justly proud of her 
young people. 

The Sunday school gave a rising vote of 
thanks to the Berrier boys for their gener- 
osity in making it possible for our church to 
be dressed up in a new coat of paint both 
outside and inside. John, Bliehard Floyd, and 
Carl, all sons of our class leader, Brother 
W. J. Berrier, still hold their membership in 
their home church, even though they live 
in Jacksonville, Fla. Even though they could 
go to more beautiful and fashionable churches 
in their adopted city, yet, we are glad they 
choose to stay with us, and come to worship 
with us every time they p'ss tlil's way. We 
don't forget you, boys, neither does He who 
seeth in secret and rewardeth openly. 

Shiloh wishes for one and all a prosperous 
and fruitful new year in the Master's work. 
Let's pray more, love more, and work more 
to brin°- the Heavenly Kingdom to earth. 
Mrs. Wiley Shoaf, Reporter. 



Higft Point.— The New Year was begun in 
> very oppropriate manner by observing the 
Sacrament' of the Lord's Supper on Sundy 
'morning at 11 o'clock, and a large number 
of the members joined in the sweet and un 
nves'rf've communion. 

A special collection was taken for Rev. D. 
A. Braswell, of Concord who has bee,, ^ very 
unfortunate. The choir with Prof. Dan W 
Smith at the organ, rendered a beautitu! 

,l „ ('For all the saints. 
a The Wong's Home and Foreign _ Mission- 
aries held their monthly busme . n* 
si0 n, on Monday afternoon with M ^ ^ 

rv°rptkitt?iiL,Mr,mA. 

r ' H wUl aero as Treasurer of the Foreign 
KS.W.T. ** to — - j - 

addition to the Home Society, Mrs. J. ri 
Jennings. 

Hio-h Point College closed its doors on Tmb- 
day, December 22, for the Christmas holidays 
and the faculty and student dispersed to 
Lir homes to en.joy a rest of two weeks, 

only a few boys remaining in McCulloch Hall. 
Classes resumed work this Tuesday morning 
at 8-30 o'clock. Miss Vera Idol, of the Eng- 
lish Department, spent the holidays mFlorida 
Miss Young went home to Henderson, and 
Miss Williams to Reidsville. _ 

The Young People's Missionary Society 
will meet this evening at the home of Mrs. 
Jones Burns on English St., and he office s 
and teachers of the Sunday school will hold 
a meeting at the church at the stme time. 

Mrs H A. Moffitt has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Aunt Lizzie Welch Class of the 
Sabbath school in place of Mrs. C. C. Robbms, 
who resigned. 

We were pleased to have Mrs. Margaret 
Hhrley, a nurse in Guilford General Hospital, 



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unite with our membership on last Sunday 
morning. 

We regret to note the illness of Mrs. R. 
M. Andrews, and her many friends are hoping 
to see her out ligain very soon. She is greatly 
missed from the choir. 

We are delighted to learn that Miss Millie 
Bowman, of the Children's Home, who has 
been seriously ill, is greatly improved. 



Caroleen. — A goodly number attended class 
meeting last night. Brother Helmes is prov- 
ing him self a good shepherd, our peop.e are 
liking him just line, Ue is handling things 
well. . . Some time ago the good people of 
Shelby and Caroleen met at the Caroleen 
Church and stormed the parsonage and rushed 
in on our pastor and iamiiy and me tuning i 
tabie was neavny laden. 

i heard tne pastor say that we stopped J 
him from going- tu\ the grocery store xor ! 
some time. . J. Jj. toinii, Iteporter. 



Hollister, HaUtax Oha,xge t i— Everything 
seems to be moving on nicely. Owing to uaa 
weather our Sunday scnool was a liixie small 
yesterday and small congregation for ehuren 
service last l-lgnt, hue i ten you toiKs we 
have got a preacher worth having. When he 
gets to church and finds no tire he makes his 
own Jire and does his own preaching. He 
preached a good sermon last night, we're 
glad conference sent Brother Spencer back 
to us. 

A Christmas program was given by the 
Sunday school children December 20th, which 
was enjoyed by all. After the program the 
children were delighted by seeing Santa Claus 
come in; they knew something was in store 
for them. We are about to lose all our young 
people. Six coivples have been nurried the 
past few weeks. We wish each of them a 
long happy life together. 

If tits escapes the waste basket, will write 
again. 

Wishing the Editor and every body a happy 
and prosperous new year. Reporter. 



Concord,. — The congregation was very large 
Sunday morning considering the bad weath- 
er. There were 192 present at Sunday school, 
and about the usual attendance at church. 
Bro. Fogleman discussed " Appropiating the 
Christmas Ideal'' which was very interesting 
and helpful. Before the sermon the church 
subscribed its full quota of subscriptions to 
the Methodist Protestant. These were secured 
in a very short dime. 

At the regular evening service this even- 
ing Rev. W. A. Murray, of Charlotte, was 
with us and talked in the interest of the 
Near East Relief work. He delivered an in- 
teresting message, pointing out the reason 
why we should help support these orphan 
boys and girls. At the close of the service an 
offering was taken for the Near East Relief 
work. 

Last Sunday our regular communion service 
was held, many of the people entered into tits 
service. Before (he communion the pastor 
talked on "The Lord's Supper— Its Signi- 



ficence. ' ' Sunday night he discussed ' ' The 
Race of Lifej." Using Hebrews 12:1-2 as 
the text. 

On Sunday before Christmas the Senior 
Christian Endeavor visited the County Home 
and rendered a Christmas program. Fruits 
and other presents were carried to the inmates 
of i. he home. 

Our Christmas exercise was held on Christ-, 
mas Eve night. At the close of the service 
an offering was taken for Brother Cowan. 
Mr. Cowan entered the ministry from this 
church and we are praying that he will soon 
recover and again enter into the work; which 
we know he loves. 

The first quarterly conference was held 
Monday night, January 4. A large number 
wis present and the reports show that the 
fiirst quarter's work has been very fine. 

Brother Clark, one of our faithful members, 
is seriously ill at his home on Depot Street. 
Mr. Clark has been in ill health for some ifme. 
We are praying' that the Lord may see fit 
to restore him to his health again, so that 
he may be back with us. 

The Sunday School Band, which is pro- 
gressing nicelv under the leadership of Mr. 
HisheT 1 , rendered music at the community 
Watch Night Service at the Y. M. C. A. 

Bernice Nash, Reporter. 



we may the entire period of His recorded 
life. 

Radio In Church. 
The Christian Endeavor Societies announc- 
ed a watch night service from 11 to 12. P. M. 
to celebrate religiously the going of the old 
and the coming of the new year. Through the 
kindness of friends a radio set was installed 
in the church. So that in addition to the pro- 
gram of readings, Scripture, songs, and devo- 
tion ' arranged by the young people, we en- 
joyed the program given by radio from the 
old Trinity Church in New York city. The 
most interesting feature was the chime music, 
whichi wt s clear and most, beautijfulL An- 
nouncement was made that the chimes by 
which this music was produced were brought 
over from England in 17 hundred and some- 
thing. We were not surprised at ourselves 
that we lingered long after the mid-night 
hour to hear to the finish the New York 
city church program. T. M. Johnson. 



Mebane.— It was just after conference it 
started, the pounding, I mean, and reached 
one clim>!x in the form of a Thanksgiving tur- 
key from a family not members of our church, 
also a Thanksgiving cake and other forms 
of prepared food from families of our church. 

But the sure enough pounding came later 
on a. Wednesday night about the prayer meet- 
ing hour, all, sorts of edibles and wood to 
cook it and kindling to light the fire. 

Then came hog killing and the p stor if 
Mebane church with his eyes shut can always 
tell when that conies. And four splendid cakes 
coming in from as many families indicated 
Christmas as something of the kind even 
without looking at the calanders. 
Ladies Aid Active. 

Another thoughtful kindness very much ap- 
preciated wis the renovating of the parsonage 
by the Ladies' Aid, the providing of curtains 
and draperies also a beautiful drugget. 
C//urph Attendance. 

Church attendance has been good, also pray- 
er meeting attendance at times. Sunday school 
attendance h>s been reaching high water- 
mark, but. some of the workers say it must 
go still higher. A contest .for atendance and 
new scholars beween the Junior Philathea and 
Junior Baraca is proving interesting and help- 
ful. We are greatly in need of more class 
rooms. 

Life of Christ Study. 

A feature it is hoped will idd a touch of 
interest to the mid-week prayer meeting is 
a study of the life of Christ, Since the Sun- 
day school lessons for the quarter are inci- 
dents in ths life of Chris:., it is proposed to- 
study each Wednesday night that part of this 
life lying between the lesson of the preceding 
SunrJi y and that of the following Sunday, 
thus duzfng the three months covering as best 



Haw River Ct. — Snowed out last Saturday. 
So we moved up one week with_our quarterly 
conference and will hold it at Fairgrove on 
Saturday before the third Sunday in January, 
at 1 o'clock P. M. 

In spite of the snow we hid a good congre- 
gation at Midway Sunday. P. M. 

We moved into new quarters (the school 
house) to give the old church, whose body 
lias grown too feeble by reason of its long- 
years of faithful service rendered to Method 
ist Protestants, to be a comfortable and safe 
place for the good people to worship in. 

"We hope that with this much needed rest 
she may soon recuperate. 

Mrs. Dr. Shreve, one of our most faithful 
members at Brown Summit l.nd one who out 
of her great heart of love and sympathy, has 
almost given her life to relieve the sick and 
suffering of our community,' is in St. Luke's 
Hospital, Richmond, Va. Her many friends 
are anxiously hoping, and praying for her 
speedy recovery. W D Reed 



Mizpah Churc/t, Haw River Charge.— On 
Wednesday night. January 6(, ( the Mizplh 
Philathea class held its last meeting of- the 
year, at the church. After the reports of the 
year were read and discussed, the new officers 
for the year were elected as follows. - 

President— Miss Katherine Stanley; Vice 
president,Mrs. M. L. Wagoner; Treasurer, 
Mrs. H. G. Jones; Assistant teacher, Miss 
Katherine Stanley; Secretary and Tre| telrer, 
Miss Ruth Hill; Assistant Secretary and 
Treasurer. Miss Wava Diamond, Reporter!, 
Miss Pauline Crowder. 

With these new officers we feel sure of a 
successful year. 

We are hoping to do much better work this 
year than we did the past one. We feel that 
we will. 

It was deeded at this meeting to have a 
business meeting of the class on Wednesdy 
night after the first Sunday of each month. 

With best wishes to the Herald and all its 
readers. 

Tennessee Conference. 
—WHY DO YOU GO TO CHURCH? 



January 14, 192ti. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



15 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— JAN. 17. 



Jesus And Nicodemus. 
Lessou Text: John" 3:5-17. 
Golden Text. John 3 :16. 

The Central Truth: "Jet-jus .said, 1 

i the resurrection and the life : he that be- 
>th in me, though he were dead, yet shall 
live; and whosoever liveth and believeth 
me shall never die. ' ' John 11 :25,2G. 
Scriptural Points. ■ 

1. A curious but earnest seeker after truth 
me to Jesus at night to have a talk together 
er the great verities of life and destiny, 
codemus was a prominent leader among 
e Jews. He was always friendly to Jesus. 
i defended Jesus against those who plotted 
is death. He pled that He be given a square 
al. He said: "Doth our law judge any man 
fore it hear him, and know what he doelh. 
hn 7:52. He also assisted Joseph of Arinia- 
ea in fitting the body of Jesus for burial. 
? furnished "a mixture of myrrh and olives, 
out a hundred pound weight." 

2. Like the rich young ruler he was eon- 
rned about the life to come. Jesus replied 

the inquiry of his heart rather than to the 

mpliments of his lips. "If a man die, shall 

live again ? " is a question as old as the 

ee. To this question Jesus gives the onLy 

.swer, "Ye must be born again." 

3. Jesus gives a new definition of the king- 
im of God. It is not a worldly kingdom, 
,th earthly pomp and power and glory. It 

an inward work and rule of the Spirit. 
Behold the kingdom of God is within you." 

is "righteousness and peace and joy in the 
|iy Ghost." 

4. "Born of water and of the Spirit." This 
itement does not teach baptismal regenera- 
m. Since Jesus is speaking of the spiritual 
rth, it must be spiritual water that is men- 
>ned here. It is the same kind of water that 
bus spoke of to the woman of Sychar, when 
8 said: "But whosoever drinketh of the 
iter that I shall give him shall never thirst ; 
it the water that I shall give him shall be 

him a well of water springing up unto ever- 
ting life." John 4.14. This water of life 

the means of the new birth, and the Holy 
>irit is the Agent who applies this means. 

5. "That which is born of the Spirit isi 
irit." It is spiritual life, the life of the 
>irit, the life hid with Christ in God. 

6. The fact of the new birth is plain enough, 
idence is abundant. But the method is not 
iderstandable. It is as mysterious as the 
ovement of the winds. 

7. Nicodemus was unable to understand 
en the fact, of this spiritual chang-e. He 
eked the spiritual vision of those who live 
1 life of the Spirit. Paul took note of this" 
ability of the natural man in 1 Cor. 2:14: 
But the natural man receiveth not the 
ing's of the Spirit of God: for they are fool- 
hness unto him : neither can he know them, 
seause they are spiritually discerned." 

8. "We speak that we do know." God's 
ords are truth because God spoke them. 
nd' because God is true and His truth is 
jyond human comprehension, it must be ac- 
jpted by faith, rather than at the bar of 



uncertain human reason. "By faith we under- 
stand that the words were formed by the 
word of God." 

9. Jesus claims undisputed authority to 
speak the truth of God, because He has both 
ascended into and decended from heaven a' 
a place, and still lives in heaven as a state. 

10. Jesus speaks of His crucifixion as the 
power of God to save from sin and impart 
the new life. It is faith in the crucified One 
that brings salvation. 

11. And He speaks further of the wonderful 
motive of the atonement. The plan of salva- 
tion was fathered in the great heart of God. 
God is love in all the essence of being. '-'God 
so love the world that he gave his only be- 
gotten son" that all who will might receive 
everlasting life. 

Practical Points. 

I. High-sounding compliments often reveal 
a sincere purpose. Genuine praise comes from 
h sincere and devoted heart. God rightly 
claims a monopoly of worship. "Thine is the 
Kingdom, the power, and the glory." 

1. There is no salvation by resolution, re- 
formation, ritualism, or good works. "Ex- 
cept a man be born again he cannot see the 
Kingdom of God. " 

3. The new birth is the impartation of life 
to the dead soul. The natural man is dead 
in trespasses and sins. "The wages of sin 
is death, but the gift of God is eternal life 
through our Lord Jesus Christ." 

4. The Holy Ghost is the Agent who im- 
parts the new birth. "Not by works of right- 
eousness that we have done, but according to 
his mercy he saved us, by the washing of re- 
generation, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." 
Titus 3:5. 

5. Regeneration is the beginning -of a de- 
velopment or transformation into the com- 
plete image of Christ. "Till we all come in 
unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of 
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto 
the measure of the stature of the fulness of 
Christ." Eph. 4.13. 

6. The chief ambitiou of any life is to be- 
come like Jesus Christ, the 9 Model of charac- 
tei and conduct for every age. "But we all, 
with open face beholding as in a glass the 
giory of the Lord, are changed into' the same 
image from glory to glory, even as by the 
Spirit of the Lord." 2 Cor. 3:13. 



THE CHRISTIAN AND THE WORD. 



It may be safely said that the growth of 
a Christian is, in the great majority of 
cases, quite exactly proportioned to the real, 
applied knowledge of the Word of God. "Is 
it not for this cause that ye err, that ye 
know not the Scriptures nor the power of 
God," And so the Word becomes the great- 
est and most rational means to personal 
acquaintance with God. We may a„ certain- 
ly and truly come to know Him through His 
word as we may come to know a correspon- 
dent whom we have never seen through his 
letters. — Selected. 



"Without Him, not, one step over the 
threshold; with Him anywhere!" 



WHAT LOVE CAN DO. 

Little Robert had been visiting a family of 
cousins; and though he had been away from 
Lome some weeks, he was not anxious to 
leave the spot where he had been so happy. 
"I like to stay there," he told Alice, "they 
lu ve such a beautiful home." 

Alice was five years older than Robert, and 
she did not always pay much attention to 
what he said, but this remark seemed so odd 
that she closed the book and stared at him. 
"Did you say aunt Emma had a beautiful 
home, Bob Reyson? What a funny idea. It's 
just a plain little cottage." 

Bob looked puzzled and did not reply. 

But his sister replied: "And their furni- 
ture is really old, and some of the carpets 
worn out, and tkey have not nice pictures 
like ours. What makes you think her house 
is so beautiful?" 

Bob thought for a moment before he an- 
swered: "I guess it must be because every- 
body is so nice to everybody else, and nobody 
scolds or teases." 

At first the older sister smiled, and then 
the color rose in her cheeks. She saw that 
her brother was nearer right than herself. 
A fine house and expensive furniture and pic- 
tures on the walls are not the things most 
beautiful. Love and courtesy and kindness can 
make the plainest, poorest home beautiful, 
and the lack of them will spoil a palace — 
Afton Free Press. 



THE ONE WHO WENT. 



Somebody went away last night, when all 
was dim and dark, 

The kail clock slow, the lamplight low, the 
fire but a spark, 

The chamber chill,, the nursery still, a ghost- 
ly moon agleam, 

In every bed a sleepyhead, in every heart a 
dream. 

Somebody tiptoed softly out, his bundle on 
his back, 

And good and glad and queer and sad the 
contents of that pack. 

The things you did, the things Idid, the things 
we hoped and thought, 

The things we oughtn't to have said, the 
other things we ought; 

The smiles we smiled, the sighs we sighed, 
the little schemes we schemed, 

The laughs we laughed, the tears we cried, 
the little dreams we dreamed, 

And all the rest a gaunt, gray guest had gath- 
ered in his sackt— - 

The Old Year, the bent year, and he never 

will come back! 

Selected. 



"No clouds those regions know, 
Realm ever bright and fair, 
For fl'n, the source of mortal woe, 
Has never entered there." 

"Friendship is the opportunity for ser- 
vice. He has most friends and keeps them 
most securely whose life most contributes to 
the good and happiness of others." 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 14, 1926. 



i — T-" s ^-— i - a ' ■■ 



SERMON TO YOUNG PEOPLE. 

A New Start. 
Text: ''0 Israel, return unto the Lord thy 
God." Hosea 14:1. 

Israel had gone back from God. "For thou 
hast fallen by thine iniquity" is the just in- 
dictment of the Most High. Idolatry had be- 
come the national sin. Swift punishment had 
come upon the people. The Assyrian army- 
was threatening them from the north. Their 
very existence as a nation was trembling in 
the balance. They were reaping the conse- 
quences of their own iniquity. But God was 
still merciful. He gave Israel another chance. 
He pledged His mercy to forgive, and His 
power to uphold His chosen people. ' ' O Israel, 
return unto the Lord thy God." 

We are living in a similar -age. Many have 
backslidden from God. Young people especial- 
ly have forgotten the Rock from whence they 
were hewn. They have set at naught the re- 
ligion of their fathers and mothers. They are 
going after the so-called good things of this 
world. Carnal entertainment has led them 
astray. The pleasure of religion does not 
appeal to them any more. While a few are 
true to God, the larger number have sold 
their birthrights for a mess of pottage. 

But the Father of mercies is still smiling 
auxiously and hopefully upon the young peo- 
pleof our land. Fie offers them another chance. 
The gift of a New Year is God's appeal for 
a new and better life. The Master of souls 
and destinies "is come and ealleth for thee." 
Hear and heed this gentle, earnest voice. " 
Israel, return unto the Lord thy God." 

Let the dawn of the new year be the sig- 
nal for a new start in prayer to God, in 
right living, and in well-doing. 
First, let us consider 

A New Start In Prayer. 
Every real start to a better life is born in 
the atmosphere and exercise of prayer. The 
reason so many good New Year's resolutions 
come to naught is because God does not get 
behind them in answer to earnest supplica- 
tion. No man can lift himself heavenward by 
tugging at his bootstraps, so to speak. The, 
best of good intentions are entirely unavail- 
ing without the power of God in the heart 
and in the life. 

Prayer is the only means of securing this 
power". "Ask, and ye shall receive." "Ye 
have not, because ye ask not." Asking is a 
simple and certain method of getting things 
from God. It is a privilege within the reach 
of everyone. God is most willing to grant the 
petitions of the soul. ' ' If ye then, being evil, 
know how to give good gifts unto your chil- 
dren, how much more shall your Father which 
is in heaven give good gifts to them that ask 
them." Since our God is so willing and anx- 
ious to give, "Let us therefore come boldly 
unto the'" throne of grace, that we may obtain 
mercy, and find grace to help in time of 
need.'" 

Let it be prayer of penitence. The Nmevites 
"cried mightly unto God" in their effort 
to get right with God and live better lives. 
The publican made a new start by praying, 
"God be merciful to me, a sinner." 






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Let it be prayer of faith, "Whatsoever ye 
ask in prayer believing, ye shall receive." 
V\ ithout faith it is impossible to please the 
Giver of every good and perfect gilt. "What 
things soever you desire, when ye pray, be- 
lieve that ye receive them, and ye shall have 
them." 

Let it be unceasing prayer. Let there be no 
iet-i.p in supplication. Every day and every 
hour we need .the help that comes from God 
alone. "Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceas- 
ing. In everything give thanks." 
In the next place let us consider 
A New Start In Right-living. 
Right living consists in purpose, direction, 
and progress. A fixed determination is half 
the battle. The Psalmist said, "My heart is 
fixed, trusting in the Lord. ' ' Joshua express- 
ed a holy and unshakable purpose when he 
vowed, ' ' As for me and my house, we will 
seiwe the Lord." 

The new life must be directed Godward and 
heavenward. The way to glory is a straight 
line of stiaight living. "Enter ye in at the 
strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad 
is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and 
many there be which go in thereat : because 
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, 
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that 
find it." 

And there must be progress. We are urged 
to lay aside every weight, and the sin which 
dcth so easily beset us and. .. .run with pa- 
tience the race that is set before us, looking 
unto Jesus the author and finisher of our 
faith." 

And the goal of immortality is well worth 
the heaviest sacrifice and the most strenuous 
effort. It is the paramount objective of life. 
"This one thing I do, forgetting the things 
which are behind, and reaching forth unto the 
things which are before, I press toward the 
mark for the prize of the high calling of God 
in Christ Jesus." 



In the last place let us consider 
A New Start In Well-doing. 

Every one has a mission in the world to 
fili. The Creator has assigned a task to every 
one. To find out what this life-work is a mat- 
ter of first importance. So many miss their 
life calling and become miserable failures. 
So many fall down on their jobs of divine 
appointment. And so many shirk the plain 
path of duty, and reap failure, shame, and 
remorse. It is a grievous sin to reject the 
call of God to service. "Therefore to him 
that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, 
to him it is sin." 

It is the command of the Master, "Go, 
work today in my vineyard." But we don't 
have to do this work alone. We are workers 
together with Christ. He has said, "Take i% 
yoke upon you, and learn of me : for I at. 
meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find 
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, 
and my burden is light." 

There must first of all be an entire conse- 
cration to God in order to meet the obliga- 
tions of life acceptably. "I beseech you 
therefore, brethren, by the mercies' of God, 
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, 
holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reas- 
onable service." 

It must be a faithful service. Faithfulnes. 
is more indispensable than success. Rewards 
are rendered according to faithfulness. This 
is a most precious promise, "Be thou faith- 
ful unto death, and I will give thee a crown 
of life." And on the last great day of judg- 
ment the Lord of glory will say, "Well done, 
good and faithful servant; thou hast been 
faithful over a few things, I will make thee 
ruler over many things; enter thou into the 
joy of thy Lord." 

Make a new start and keep at it, and this 
v. ill be a happy New Year. "0 Israel, re- 
turn unto the Lord thy God." 





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JME XXXII. 



GREENSBORO, N. C., JANUARY 21, 1926 



NUMBER 11. 



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i THE PASTORS PLEASE HELP ME 
OUT. 

;he Editor will put this notice up toward 
:'roiit maybe some of the pastors will 

and do what I am asking — which same 
^ed once before without much result, 
ise, I suspect, It wasn't seen. I do not 

money enough in the Journal account 
ly for the Journals. Twenty-eight ex- 
>ages, and other extra items connected 
the printing, put the cost beyond what 
ected. I lack i; bout $100. Won't you bre- 

who have sold your Journals, send me 
loney so I can finish paying for them? 
a't fair to the Book Concern to keep 
the money. I am counting on you. 

C. W. Bates, Secretary. 



Some people want capital punishment 
ihed, but I for one would like to -ise 
tended," declared Judge A. M. Stack, 
| charge to the grand jury in Forsyth Su- 
Court. "I beleve it ought to be made 
|ital crime for a man to rob another on 
ighway or to go into a hi nk and hold 
ie officers and the customers and make 

with the money." 



He cannot all enjoy the privilege that 
[ers Bethea and Ballard are enjoying lin 

permitted to visit the land where our 
|r spent his earthly life, a land made 
er sacred by his presence there. But we 
an enjoy a greater privilege — that of 
g his spiritual presence with us here 
i we must spend our earthly lives. His 
fice is. now wherever Hi's people are. 

I am with you always, even unto the 
■f the world. ' ' 

'he father of Mrs. G. F. MiMaway died 
>ectedly last week. He went to bed in 
■ent health and was found dead in his 
n the morning. 

'eeulia.rly sad was the death of Mr. 
Gflass. In a fit of mental aberration 



he took his own life. No one can tell how he 
Suffered before he decided to end all in this 
way. His relatives will have the sympathy 
of many friends. 

— The editor was permitted to visit Ashe- 
boro last Sunday and attend service in our 
church at the morning hour. We were im- 
pressed with the size and interest shown 
by the Sunday school. There were 100 pres- 
ent. The congregation at the preaching ser- 
vice almost filled the auditorium- Brother 
Pritchard 's sermon was especially good and 
appropriate. Interest in the church is growing 
constantly as ganged by the attendance. 

— Bev. J. E. Pritchard has a hobby — per- 
haps we may call! it. He i® keeping a record 
of the weather changes and w)ll report to 
headquarter* This takes but little of his 
time and serves as a diversion. 

— A memorial to William Jennings Bryan 
that wt'll cost at least one million dollars 
has been decided on by the officers of the 
William Jennings Bryan Memorial Associa- 
tion. The memorial will be in Washington, 
D. C, and will take the form of a "Bryan 
Common," on which will be useful buildings 
for the sen-ice of the people. A chimes tower 
will stand in the center of the common. 

— Mt. Vesuvius, Italy's most famous vol- 
cano, is showing greater activity than for 
several years. It has been smoking and rumb- 
ling for several weeks and lava, has been 
flowfing from, its crater. Inhabitants of towns 
near the "base of the mountain were anxiously 
watching: the eruption and were preparing 
to flee in case the lava flow shonM increase. 
Flames from the crater were leaping high 
in the atir and flaming sparks and cinders were 
scattered, for miles around. 

—A pompous man missed his silk hand- 
kerchief and accused an Irishman of stealn* 
it. After some confusion the man found the 
handkerchief tn his pocket and apologized for 
having accused the Irishman. "Never mind 
at all," said the latter. "Ye thought I was 
a thafe, and I thought you was a gentleman, 
an we were both mistaken."— London Tele 
graph. 



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Rev. W. F. Ashburn, $3; Rev. J. B."frog- 
don, $1; Rev. D. A. Highffiill, $1.50; Rev. J. 
E. Pritchard, $7.50; Rev. A. L. Hunter, $4.50; 
Rev. M. P. ChamMiss, $1.50; Rev. A. D. 
Shelton, $1.50; Rev. C. L. Spencer, $3; Rev. 
N. G. Bethea, $1.50; Rev. H. L. Islev, $4.50; 
Rev. B. M. Williams, -1.50; Rev. H. F. Sur- 
ratt, $4.50; Rev. C. H. Whitaker, $1.50; Rev 
M. I. Crutchfield, $3; Rev. F. W. Paschal. 
$4.50; Rev. J. W. Hulin, $150; Rev. W f' 
Kennett, $3; Rev. J. B. O'Btfant, $1.50; Rev. 
D. I. Garner, $0; Rev. E. Suits, $9; W. T. 



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$1.50; Rev. F. L. Gibbs, $1.50; Rev. W. M. 
Pike, $4.50; Rev. W. D. Reed, $9; Rev. J. 
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NOT UNDERSTOOD. 

Not understood. We move along' asunder, - 
Our paths grow wider as the seasons creen 
Along the years ; we marvel and we wonder 
Why life is l.'fe. And then we fall asleep, 
Not understood. 
Not understood. We gather false impressions, 
And hug them closer as the years go by, 
'Till virtue often seems to us transgressions; 
And thus men rise and fall, and live and 
<Te, Not understood. 
Not understood. Poor souls with stunted vis- 
ion 
Oft measure giants by their narrow gauge; 
The poisoned shafts of falsehood and derision 
Are oft (impelled 'gainst those who mould 
the age, Not understood. 
Not understood. The secret springs of action, 
Which lie "beneath the surface and the show, 
Are disregarded; with self-satisfaction 
We judge our neighbors, and they often go 
Not understood. 
Not understood. How trffles often change us ! 
The thoughtless sentences or the fancied 
slight 
Destroy long years of friendship and estrange 

USf, 

And on our souls there falls a freezing 
blight, Not understood. 
Not understood. How many breasts are ach- 
ing 

For lack of sympathy"? Ah, day by day, 
How many cheerless, lonely hearts are break- 
ing? 

Now many noble spirts, pass away, Not 
understood. 
Oh, God! that men would see a. little clearer, 
Or judge less harshly where they can not 
see; 
Oh, God ! that men would draw a little nearer 
To one another, they'd be nearer Thee, 
And understand. —Thomas Bracken. 



THE LORD'S DAY. 

Our Heavenly Father has reserved for his 
own use but one day out of the week. It is 
the Lord's day. Being the Lord's own day it 
can not be our day, therefore we have' no 
right to use it for our own financial advantage 
or physical pleasure. If we do, we are appro- 
priai'ng to ourselves that which belongs to 
anothoi^— Selected. 

—Pastor Gerringer has organized an evan- 
gelistic club in Calvary church. The purpose 
is to lead all the members of the church to 
the performance of their duty to outsiders.. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 21, 1926. 



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TWO CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Editor: 

We have the minutes^ of the One Hundredth 
Session of the N. C. Conference of our church. 
It is well gotten up and full of interest. There 
is quite a difference in the size and appear- 
ance of this, and one of those published 
fifty years or more ago. In those d, ys we 
were wrought up, as to whether a preach°r 
was a democrat or radical. It was a serious 
question (in the Gilbreathan era whether a 
preacher vf.s from the east or from the west. 
I presume that all these now living, are 
ashamed of both sides of the controversy. 

Perhaps fifty years from now I shall be 
ashamed of having called attention to Reso- 
lution three on page 92 of the Journal for 
1925. It follows: "Resolved, that this con- 
ference place itself on record Is being in 
opposition to any theory being taught in any 
of the schools of our state, which are sup- 
ported by taxation, that unites man by blood 
to the lower animals." I would like to know 
what we oppose ? A theory, or the teaching 
of it? I would like to know what taxation, 
unites man by blood to the lower animals). 
How can it improve any theory to be taught 
in church schools rather than schools sup- 
ported by taxation. I wonder if the resolu- 
tion means anything and if so what is it, I 
think we Hid enough vague expressions of 
belief in our 'books .without that. 

Wltfle I am at it, I will call attention to 
IResoltion 1 page 58 of that Journal of the 
Nity third session. "That thi>( conference 
goes on record as believing in the inerrancy 
of the teachings of the Bible and that it 
condemns the publications in our church pap- 
era of any of those things which conflict 
with the same." 

What are teachingse of the K'ble? "Total 
depnivity?" "Pinalperservance of thesaints !' 
"Jesus was the son of man?" Is "the im- 
maculate conception" a teaching f the bible 
or a bull issued by the pope [n 1853 or 1854? 
(What can be the purpose of either of these 
resolutions? There lire many things said ro 
be "teachings of the bible" which I do not 
believe. Some of the "teachings" are diame- 
trically opposite to the bible itself as I read 
it. I believe in the bible and I believe the 
bible, but there is a lot of tommy rot "teach- 
ings," that I am ashamed of. I am also 
ashamed of both resolutions and Q'nnot be- 
lieve they had proper consideration by the 
conference. . S R H 



THE DENOMINATIONAL OUTLOOK 
Eastern. Rev. R. p. Day, pastor of the In- 
wood Church, reports that every class in 
Western Maryland College has a representa- 
tive Jn it from his church. He asked his con- 
gregation for $1,200 to take care of improve- 

JT «Tll ° n the P r °P ert y- They gave more 
than $1,500.-The church at Stamford, Con- 
necticut, had a mortgage burning recently, 
thus clearing the property.-Improvements 
have been made at Seullville, N. J at a 
cost of $1,600.-The church at Pittsto'n, Pa 

be en reopened after improvements cost- 
ing $15,000. Dr. T. H. Lewis, preached the 



reopening sermon.— Eleven new members have 
been added to the membership of Trinity 
church, Atll ntie • City. 

Georgia (Col.) At the recent session of 
conference a church w)>th 127 members and 
a mission with 39 members were received. 

Illinois. Rev. Lee Anna Starr, D. D., is 
the author of a book, "The Bible Status of 
Women," which has. just come iftom the 
press of Revell. Dr. Starr is one of the out- 
standing women preachers of America. — Sev- 
enteen members have been received at Cuba. 

Indian). . The church at Anderson has been 
enlarged and rebuilt at a cost of several 
thousand dollars'-f — A new church has been 
organized ail Marion. 

Maryland. The auditorium of Hhthieum 
Heights church, Baltimore; has been beauti- 
fied with U ndsome lamps, the gift of one 
of the members "in honor of his daughters." 
St. Luke's, Philadelphia, has been celebrating 
its fiftieth anniversary. More i>:an $6,000 has 
been secured toward cancelling the debt on 
the property. — As a result of the revival 
services 20 members have been received l!nto 
the Harper's Perry Church. — A fine meeting 
at Lynchburg resulted in thirty additions to 
the membership. — Grace church, Baltimore 
had fourteen acessions on a recent Sunday, 
among them were two Roman Catholics. The 
Mayor of Baltimore is a member of this 
icJiurch. 

Pittsburg. The people of the Connellsvile 
District have voted to pay for the education 
of a native young woman in India who is 
studying medicine. She is to be employed 
in our hospital there.— At the last communion 
service five members were "received into the 
Mt. Washington Church.— A. farewell recep- 
tion was given to Rev. C. D. Payne by the 
members of the Squirrel Hill church on his 
departure to become Chaplain at Mooseheart." 

West Virginia. On a recent Sunday there 
were 720 people present in the Sunday school 
at Morganton. The offering was $715.00-— A 
new church is being erected at Hur.— A base- 
ment is being placed under the Mt. Morris 
church to provide Sunday school rooms. The 
improvement will cost $3,000.— This is the 
season of revivals in this conference. Several 
have reported good results, among them the 
following: Neal Chapel, Renick elircuit, nine 
accessions; Springhill church, McKim charge, 
eleven accessions: Pleasant Ridge Church, 
Tyler charge, , thirty-one accessions. 



sUk, frilled in the soft lace at neck and - 
sleeves, and fastened on the bright ribbons , 
here and there. 

' ' These extra stitches take just It moment, ' ' jj 
was the answer, given with a blush, ' ' and I 
want to. make the dress pretty for some moth- 
er's baby." 

As the great pile of dresses was ditributed 
to the needy, that cold winter, one hard- 
visaged woman burst into tears, and hid her 
face in the folds of i little dress trimmed 
with lace and ribbons. "Oh, to think of 
someone doling this for my baby! I didn't 
think anybody cared." she sobbed. 

"God cares for you and your baby," said 
the reverent voice of the pastor, who had 
long sought an opportunity to reach £his 
hi'.rdened heart. And for the first time the 
woman was willing to listen to the sweet, 
old story. Does this not teach us thst there 
is something more for us to perform beyond 
the rigid call of simple duty? The extra 
stitches are surely the threads of gold that 
beautify and enrich the dull, dark fabric of 
our too often careless and indifferent charity. 
— The New York Observer. 



THE EXTRA STITCHES. 

Stitching flannel for the poor of the parish 
engaged the attention of two young girls. 
"Now we have completed our garments, our 
work is finished for this season, at least," 
one of the two gMs said with a sigh of re- 
lief. 

"No, no, wait a moment; just a few mom- 
ents more," replied the other; and, goin- 
into an inner room, she returned with some 
skeins of crimson silk, *nd few knots of rib^ 
bon and lace. 

"Why, what are you doing?" asked her 
companion with surprise, as the deft fingers 
swiftly fashioned a dainty edging of crimson 



TILL HE COME. 



By Bishop Edward H. Bickerstet7t, 1862. 
Till He come! O let the words . 
Linger on the trembling chords; 
Let the (little while between 
In their golden light be seen; 
Let us think how heaven and home 
Lie beyond that "Till He Come." 
When the weary ones we love 
Enter on their rest :ibove, 
Seems the earth so poor and vast, 
Ail our life-joy overcast? 
Hush, be every murmur dumb : 
It Cs only till He come. 
Clouds and .conflicts round us press. 
Would we have one sorrow less? 
All the sharpness of the cross, 
All that tells the world is loss, 
Death and darkness, and the tomb, 
Only whisper "Till He Come." 
See, the feast of love is spread, 
Drink the wine, and break the bread : 
■ Sweet memorials/-.till the Loi-d 
Oil us round His heavenly hoard; 
Some from earth, from glory some, 
Severed only till He come. 



O members of the Church of Christ, I salute 
you as soldiers of the Army of the Prince of 
Peace! You I're followers ' of a leader who 
says, "Put up your sword, for all thev that 
take the sword shall perish with the sword." 
You have enlisted in a great campaign which ' 
is not to end until war has been 'banished 
from our world. When men and women unite 
with the Tabernacle, the first thing they are 
asked to do is to pllrtake of the communion. 
In this they swear allegiance to their Com- 
mander, the Prince of Peace. The bread and 
wine are memorials of a Man who gave Him- 
self a ransom for many, who sun-rendered His 
life at the "hands of force, that rei'son might 
rule the world.— Dr. Charles E. Jefferson/ in 
Zion's Herald. 



January 21, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



3 



DMAN'S MISSIONARY DEPARTMENT. 
Mrs. J. M. Stone, Editor. 



ire you getting ready for the Thank-olfer- 
; service in February'? There is a great 
ponsibility upon us, do we recognize it '? 
| are hoping tki t every member of the 
Oman's Foreign Missionary Society will 
a copy of ' ' the Missionary Record ' ' for 
nuary, 1926, and read Mrs. Ely Miller's 
i ele on Thank Offering. If you do not sub- 
ibe for the Record — then borrow it, but 
sase read that splendid appeal from our 
ank-Offering Sec'y. The following is an 
tract from Mrs. Miller's letter: — 

iet every Auxiliary hold a Thank- Offer- 
Service. 
$15,000 is the goal for this year. 
Shank-Offering Boxes and Envelopes are 
JEE for the asking. Tour Branch Thank 
fering Secretary will supply you, address 
r if you have one, if not address me. 
February is the month set apart for hold- 
Tin nk-Offering Service, but if not con- 
nient then, hold it when your Auxiliary can 

so. Always in order to be Thankful. 
All Thank-Offering money is now a credit 

the Budget. 
If each member of all the societies will 
ve .fl.40 the goal will be reached. Do this 
id more for some weld forget to be thank- 
In the October, 1925, "Record" the fol- 
wmg programs were given :— 

THANK OFFERING PROGRAMS 
PROGRAM A 
ynin— M. P. Church Hymnal 205 
raver. 

n-ipture Reading, Gal. 6:14-18. 

ymn 473. 

age. nt— The Cross Triumphant. 

r— "In the Cross of Christ I Glo 
hank-Offering, 
enedietion. 

PROGRAM B 
.ymn 393 

Bayer 

cripture Reading- 

peciol Music 

ageant— Canton Pearls 

feading-The Woman Who Gave Her 

hank-Offering 

enedietion 

Mrs. Ely D. Miller, Ex. T. O. See. 



$40; 



$33.50; Union Chapel, $1.65; Enfield, 
Spring Valley, $13.95; Burlington, $105. 
Scholars/zip Hig/i Point College. 
Reidsville, $1.25; West End, $35. 
Union Grove, $1; Oeidsville, $1.15. 

Be hel Home. 
Union Grove, $1.00; Reidsville, $1.15. 
el, .40; Reidsville, Ohio work, .20. 
Pine Ridge. 
Hickory Ridge, $2.74; Mrs. Geo. T. Penny, 
$10; Reidsville, $1.87;' Bethel, $6.40; Union 
Chapel, $1.15; West End, $5; Henderson, 
$3.25; Asheviile, $6.42. 

Reidsville for Baltimore Home, .20. 

PittsDurg Mission. 
Winston-Salem, $2.25; Reidsville, .10; Beth- 
el, .40; Reidsville, Ohio work, .20. 
General Fund. 
Winston Salem, $7.00; Reidsville, .33; Beth 
el, $1.20. 

From Y. P. M S. 
Hickory Ridge, dues, $2.25; Myra Craw- 
ford, dues, .70 ; Winston-Salem, for Children 's 
Home, $20. Mrs. H. A. Garrett. 



>ry 



-Isaiah. Chap. 60 



self 



THE WORK AND THE WORKERS. 

Since my last report I have spent one 
Sunday in Winston, preaching and studyisg 
the condition there. Have also held the first 
quarterly conference in Winston. After hav- 
ing worked on the proposition there, endeav- 
oring to make some shift among our own 
cosference men without debtriment to any 
other charge, and having fi iled in this, I 
am now endeavoring to secure a pastor from 
elsewdiere to supply the Winston Church. Th(s 
must be done to save the situation for us 
there. In this way we hope to have a pastor 
there at an early date. 

This last Sunday was spent with our peo- 
ple in Kernersville. We enjoyed preaching 
to them. After preaching a Church Conferesee 
was held which resulted in the appointment 
of Rev. William Porter as pastor of the 
Kernersville Church. This is perfectly agree- 
a 



N. C. Branch W. H. M. S. 
Dues. 
Henderson, .SO; Asheviile, $1.5.) ; Hickory 
'idge, $4; New Hope, $3.60; Winston-Salem, 
33.33; Rehoboth, $1; Mebane, $3.55; Union 
hapel, $2.90; West End; $2.80; High Point, 
2.80; Mt. Carmel, $2. 
Mebane for clothing, $2.75. 

For Children's Home. 
Reidsville, $5.32; West End, $27 IS- Mt 
armel, $12.30. 

Thanksgiving Offering. 
^ Grace, $123'.S3; Asheboro, $37.25; Hender- 
on, $65.20; Hgh Point, $110.40; Union 
h-ove, $10 ; Winston-S: lem, $S1.31 ; Bess Cha- 
•el, $12.50; Hickory Ridge, $8.19; Rehoboth, 



ble with Rev. F. R. Love who was appointed 
pastor of the Kemers\tlla charge by the 
last annual conference, and who will serve 
the other three churches on this charge. Bro. 
Love will thus have as much work as he 
ought to be expected to do in connection with 
his studies as a student in High Point Col- 
lege. So we trust it will prove a blessing to 
him,, and to Bro. Porter, and to every church 
on the charge. We believe it will. 

The Intensity of the Work. ' 
With pastors' salaries to be paid, and bud- 
gets to raise, college funds to collect, and 
loeail church enterprises to keep up the work 
seems to grow more and more intense each 
week we live. This should be the ease with 
any growing denominations. Just remember, 
brethren, the pressure of the work simply in- 
dicates that God our Father is offering to us 
Greater, and GREATER OPPORTUNITIES. 
So then think of the work and plan the work, 
not as a burden but as an opportunity. 
February for Stewardship and Church Ex- 
tension. 
Please see page iO Conference Journal, 
and you will find that we ourselves [n annual 



conference session set for ourselves a definite 
task for February 1920. 

The following (letter is being sent out to 
all pastors and many laymen reminding them 
of this task. Whether you receive a copy or 
not, please lend your aid in every way pos- 
sible to the accomplishment of this task. 
Ch'urcft Extension Campaign. 
Our Plan : — Annual Conference Day Ob- 
served In Every Church in the Conference 
During February. 

Our Aim: — At Least 50 percent of the 
A. C. B. in the Hands of our Conference 
Treasurer by M rch 1st. 

Every Mem'ber Contributing on Annual 
Conference Day. 

My dear Brother: — The Annual Conference 
directed that February be made Stewardship 
month, that we make special effort to teach 
the i3rincipT.es of Christian Stewardship, and 
that we collect Church Extension funds dur- 
ing February. Following this order the Bud- 
get Council met on January 14th and direct- 
ed that this letter be sent to all pastors and 
to many laymen with its request for the most 
hearty co-operation on the part of pastors 
and people. Please help us put this over with 
hanor to ourselves and to our Lord. 

On page 70 of the Conference Journal you 
will find that our Board of Church Extension 
was in s!uch financial condition last Fall 
that Conference ordered that no appropria- 
tions be made to any charge until after the 
February Campaign ; and that even then ap- 
propriations are to be made upon the basis 
of receipts during February. So you see our 
Church Extension work for the year depends 
upon the response of the churches to this 
appeal. 

Several of our pastors are partly depend- 
ent upon this fund for their salaries ; and 
the future of points like Lexington, West 
Burlington, and others are partly dependent 
upon- these funds for thofr buildings. Our 
Church Extension work has meant . much to 
our conference, let us stand by it to the last 
man in this emergency. 

The Budget Council is asking that Annual 
Conference Day be observed in every church 
in the conference on some Sunday during 
February, that the Annual Conference Bud- 
get be fully explained, that the laymen be 
asked to take part in the discussion, that 
an offering be taken for the A. C. B. which 
will at least cover your apportionment for 
Church Extension, and that this offering be 
forwarded to V. W. Idol, High Point. N. C. 
by March 1st. Your allotment for Church 
Extension is about 33 percent of the A. C. 
B., or 33 cents on the dollar. 

Whatever your plans be for eoEecting the 
church finances for the year, one fourth of 
the A. C. B. will be due by the first of March, 
so every charge will that is working the 
monthly payment plan will surely be ready 
to send in at least that much by March 1st. 
Rev. B. M. Williams, who suggested the 
"Annual Conference Day" proposes to un- 
dertake to raise the A. C. B. in full when 
the day is observed at each church. We are 
boiling that many others wJll do the same 
thing. 



i 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



Please undertake to get fifty per centum 
of the A. C. B. into the hands of Mr. Idol 
by March 1st. In this undertaking' do your 
very best to enlist the most hearty support 
of your Stewards and other workers. 

The Presbyterians are observing- the second 
week in February as "Loyalty Week" in 
raising large funds for Kingdom purposes. 
Let us make February our Loyalty Month 
for the furtherance of Christ 's Kingdom 
among us through our own Annual Conference 
Work. , , , 

We are depending upon every church in 
the conference to help us make a perfect 
record in this undertaking. If any church 
fails then the plan fails just that much. We 
are depending on your church to be 100 per- 
cent in this. 

You have doubtless received a request ere 
this to raise your assessment for the College, 
maintenance fund at an early date. This is 
but a small amount for your church, and if 
not already raised we trust you will send it 
(in to Mr. V. W. Idol at an early date, marked 
College fund. , 

Remember, Our Pian : — Annual Conference 
Day Observed in Every Church in the Con- 
ference During February. 

Our Aim if — At least 50 percent of the A. 
C. B. in the hands, of our Conference Treasur- 
er, Mr. V. W. Idol, High Point, N. C, by 
March 1st. 

Our Slogan: — Every Member Contributing 
on Annual Conference Day. 

Rev. E. G. Cowan,, 
. Brother Cowan seemed much better for 
some days, but now the doceors are directing 
that he go to the hospital Tuesday, January 
19th for an operation for appendicitis. He 
and his wife appreciate very much the offer- 
ings that have come from several of our 
Sunday schools. They need your help anl 
they neel your prayers. 

Many Sunday schools have not responded. 
We are hoping you will soon. 

We will also be glad to receive any contri- 
butions from indiviluats who may have a 
mind to help. Send checks to A. G. Dixon, 
126 Tate Street, Greensboro, N. C. 

Yours in His service, A. G. Dixon. 



^ ■»■--. --^ 7,. -:~ .-, -..:-, 



January 21, 1926'. 



OUR TASK AND OUR PRIVILEGE. 
Paid All Claims In Full. 
1. State Street, Lexington. 

Paid A. C. B-. In Full. 
1. Whitakers, 
2. Fountain Place. 

Paid College Assessment In Full. 
1- Whitakers. 

Paid On College Assessment. 

1. West End $21.00. 

2. Forsythe, $1.90. 

Paid On A. C. B. 

1. Charlotte " $71.14 

2. Forsyth 3S.04 

3. ; Jittleton 27.00 

4. Flat Rock 25.02 

5. Asheboro 25.00 

6. Kernersville 21.72 

7. Richland 21.00 

8. Pleasant Grove 20.00 

9. Halifax 16.60 

10. Siler City . . . 15.00 



11. Bess Chapel 10.00 

12. Cleveland 7.00 

13. Vance : 5.75 

14. Tabernacle .' 5.65 

15. Chase City 5.00 

16. Rockingham 5.00 

17. Melton's Grove 2.00 

IS. Saxapahaw 1.00 

Paid On G. C. B. 

1. First Church, High PcGit $35.00 

2. Asheboro 23.6c 

3. Forsyth 26.4S 

4. West End 25.0 

5. Littleton ' 17.50 

6. Spring Church 16 :S7 

7. Orange 16.00 

S. Saxapahaw 15.29 

9. North Davidson 12.56 

10. Pinnacle 12.30 

11. South Davidson 11/00 

12. Tabernacle 9.35 

13. Flat Rock 8.09 

14. Lineolnton 7.52 

15. Fountain Place 7.22 

16. Pleasant Grove 7.00 

17. Why Not 6.15 

IS. Moeksvilte 6.00 

19. Randleinan 5.3 

20. Bess Chapel 5.22 

21. Cleveland 4.77 

22. Pageland 4.30 



Bethea on' the eve of his going away on a trip 
to the Holy Land. In this letter he reports 
State Street, Lexington, paid out in full on 
A. C. B., on G. C. B., and on College Assess- 
ment. These people had just raised $1650 on 
parsonage debt, and right on the heels of 
that they paid up all conference claims in 
full. What i. his", one of our baby churches, 
is doing all others could do if they would. 
Hurrah for State Street! A. G. Dixon. 



Richland 



4.00 



Seven new names added to the A. C. B. 
One to the College Assessment and eight to' 
the G. C. B. That is a fine increase. But why 
not an increase of 72 & 74. Each charge doing 
somethh |; each Sunday ,wou!Ld ; carry the 
Lord's business as done by the Methodist Pro- 
testant Church forward each week. We heart- 
ily welcome these new names to the list. This 1 
list forms an interesting study. Some of the 
charges who were in the lead last yel r are 
right there this year; others who led all year 
have, not been heard from yet. Come on 
people, we miss you. Another interesting 
thing is that some charges that were at the 
foot most of the year and heard from late 
in the year ire right up toward the top al- 
ready. This is fine and shows that God's 
Kingdom is in the minds of Hi's people. This 
is something the whole conference co operates 
in. Pastors, lead your people out in this work 
and help them to abound also in this grace. 
They will like you better and heed your ser- 
mons better if you do lead them to contri- 
bute to the needs' of the church at large. One 
pastor si id to me not so long ago, "My peo- 
ple want money sent in on the budgets early 
in the year so thai, they will not be at the 
bottom of the list all the year." I beliieve 
this is the prevailing spirit of our people. 
I believe that one way for a pastor to en- 
dear himself to his people is to lead them 
to' do their best for the kingdom. .No com- 
mander of an army will long hold the love 
and esteem of his army if he is constantly 
letting them fail in any particular. I believe 
that we are just as eager for the Lord's 
cause as we are for our country's cause. 
Addendum. 

Take note : — After these not es were ready 
for the Herald a letter vame from Rev. N. G. 



REPORT OF TREASURER, OF COLLEGE 
BUILDING FUND. 

I hi.ve ready for the printer the material 
for ithe pamphlet which I was requested to 
pit'pare, giving (information regairding the 
present status of Efgh Point College. I have 
found this a much greater undertaking than 
I had am ieipated, especially in 1 view of the 
fact that I have wfshed to give al necessary 
information in attractive form. I find also 
that it will, require several days in which to 
print and circulate this pamphlet, and in 
vKew of the urgency of the case, I have de- 
cided -'to give the 'follow} ng information 
through the Herald : 

Our Praperty. 

College Buildings and Grounds : 

College" £Vte $61,506.08 

Roberts Hall 140,410.57 

McCulloeh Hall 125,671.S1 

Woman's Hall 117,867.05 

Heating Plant 42,225.54 



$4S7,711.05 

Furnishings : 

Dining-Room and Kitchen ..$6,532.52 

Filing Cal/nets, etc 97.65 

:a1 s and Desks 4,823.18 

Library Equipment 579.79 

Laboratory Equipment . . . ., 3,6S8.15 

Pianos .* 2,297.50 

Sewing Machines 304.10 

Total fin Roberts Hall $18,319.89 

Dormitory Furnishings 11,166.55 

$29,486.44 

Value of College Property $517,197.49 

Other Property,. 
B'rly in the life of "Our Church Record," 
it was seen clearly by its Edj'.tor that the 
paper could not be maintained on its income' 
from subscripSins. It was proposed that an 
endowment fund be created, and invested in 
a building that would yield an income. The 
Church contributed obout $5,000. A very de- 
sirable lot was purchased in Greensboro, on 
the principal business street, 30 x 150 feet, 
for $3,309, and a building erected, (It a cost 
of about $4,500. Later additions to the buikl- 
!!ng brought the total investment up to $11,- 
381. So greaiMy has this property advanced 
in value that it is now regarded as worth 
at least $75,000. It yields a good income, 
which with the exception of $1,200 a year 
which is still used for the support of the 
"Herald," is applied toward meeting' the 
needs of the College. The Board of Education 
also holds the title to_ a dwelling in Greens- 
boro, erected at a cost of $7,778.26, the in- 
come, from which is also used for the benefit 
of the College. 



January 21, 1920. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



* i «-■ ■ ' ; 



Our Imperative Weeds. 

Our imperative needs are as follows: 

Over due Payment on Mortgage ..-13,000.00 

Interest due January 23, 1920 .... 4,400.17 

For Special Notes — now over-due . . 8,000.00 

Insurance Premium 980.50 

To bank, for note to contractors.. 45,000.00 



$71 ,440.07 

The total obligations, including the above, 
are as follows : 

Mortgage $148,000.0" 

Special Notes— Due 8,000.09 

Sped'al Notes— New Plfli : . . 13,050.00 

Due Bank 24,000.00 

Due Bank (paid Contractor) 45.090.00 

Interest clue January 23, 1926 4,460.17 

Life Insurance Premium 980.50 

* Due Contractor 29,000.00 

' Other Liabilities 5,398.33 

$278,795.'00 
A New Financial Plan, - 
i We have at this time uncollected pledges of 
about $80,000. Of course, in five years there 
must be some shrinkage, but ft is to be as- 
sumed that these pQedges were made in good 
faith, and that those who have not encounter- 
ed unsual misfortune will pay them eventual- 
ly. Poor crops have made .it. (impossible for 
■ some to pay yet, and others have frankly 
acknowledged that if they had realized how 
badly the money was nee-led, they would 
have in some way arranged to meet their 
obligations. If we had 'this money we could 
pay the debts which are pressing us, and 
the situation would be greatly relieved. 

S<'nee our meeting in High Point quite a 
number have paid their subscriptions, and we 
have had some additional contributions, not- 
able those from Whitakers, N. C. 

The following plan has been proposed, and 
p has been operated to a degree successfully: 

The Board of Education has authorized the 
Treasurer to tissue notes for such amounts as 
can be handled conveniently. The friends of 
the college are asked to take these notes,- 
secure a number of personal indorsements; 
take them to their banks, and' get the money, 
they paying the interest, and to forward to 
the Treasurer a check for the amount. They 
wj'U be furnished with a list of unpaid sub- 
scriptions which they will collect. The. money, 
as collected, will be deposited in the banks, 
discounting the notes. 

When .the notes become due, the money 
thus collected will be aplied toward the pay- 
ment of. them. If enough has not been col- 
lected, the Treasurer^! the Board of Educa- 
tion will issue a partial renewal, which can 
be carried in the bank as before. 

The following have adopted this plan, and 
nave remlitte.d to the Treasurer: 

Dr. . F. R. Harris, Henderson $1000 

Rev. H. F. Surratt, Charlotte ijooo 

D. A. MeLauajin ; Concord o'qoo 

Rev. T. M. Johnson,- D. D., Mebane . .' 1000 
Rev.. C. iWi. Bates, Ashevilie, . i m 

Rev. J. D. Williams, Reidsvillle . . ] 000 

Rev. J. F. McCulloch, Calvarv, i' 00 

Rev. R. C, Stublfns, Enfield .... ' i' 00 
Rev. G. F. Miliaway; Mt. Pleasant . 450 

($550 collected in in cash). 



Rev. S. W. Taylor; Brlington 4;000 

Rev. T. E. Pierce, Wech, 500 

Grace Church, Greensboro, to date .... 7,000 
May we not, during ithe remainder of the 
month, hear from pastors and people? What 
we need is actual money, whether it bo col- 
lected on outstandings pledges, or whether ft 
be secured through the note plan. I am sure 
that if our people realized not only the pres- 
ent emergency, but the great value of the 
college to our Church, that no sacrifice would 
be thought too great to provide the necessary 
funds to put the institution upon a sound 
financial footing. J. Norman Wills. 



HOME MISSIONS. 

It was a great privilege to spend a few 
days at the North -Carolina Conference held 
in November at High Point. It is not only 
a pleasure to fellowship with such warm- 
hearted ministers and laymen as are found 
in this conference, but the growth and devel- 
opment of the denomination are so marked 
flint it would easily prove a tonic to any one 
afflicted with a pessimistic disposition as to 
the future of our church. 

The first inspiring sight was the church in 
which the conference was held. This is. a 
splendid brick structure which cost more than 
two hundred thousand dollars, equipped with 
facilities for all manner of reug'ious work, 
and not exceeded by any church it has ever 
been the privilege of the writer to see. The 
magnificent buildings of the college and Chil- 
dren's Home located in the suburbs are cal- 
culated to thrill one with not only what has 
'been accomplished but the possibilities of the 
future. 

While contemplating these encouraging 
sights and listening to the reports from the 
various charges indicating progress along all 
lines of church activities, I thought of" the 
late Br. Tagg who, when Secretary of the 
Board of Foreign Missions thirty-five years 
ago, made a. tour of this conference in the in- 
terest of his work (in which he visited many 
of the charges. On his return to Baltimore, 
he spoke strongly tof the future prospects, 
for the state of North Carolina and the Meth- 
odist Protestant Church within its borders. 
He said that in his travels he noted the es- 
tablishment of high schools in almost every 
community, and other evidences of progress 
which would give the coming generation a 
wider vision and sronger incentive toward 
advancement in education, business and all 
which brings prosperity to any section of the 
country. 

His vision has now become a reality. 
The great achievements wrought by our 
church have called for faith, heroism and 
sacrifice on the part of many, and the end is 
r.'ot yet. We are confident that our loyal 
people there will be true to the trust commu- 
ted to them and under the leadership of Dr 
Dixon, the President, will press on 'to com- 
plete victory. 

The B 0ar d of Hime Missions has f or n^.ny 
years sustained a close relation to this con- 
ference and. as far as' possible, has respond 
ed to every appeal mad" for the advancement 
Of. the work of our church. Assistance was 



given to Ashevii'lle for a number of years. 1- 
year ago the notes, held by the Board agains I 
this church were cancelled. This was of grea 
encouragement to the congregation and tin 
church under the pastorate of Rev. C. W 
Bates is reported as making commendabh 
progress. 

Charlotte, which has been receiving pas|] 
toral support for a number of years has b«! 
come seJlf -supporting and not only that, neadl 
ly paid the entire amount loaned by the Boar< 
of Home Missions. The balance will be re 
mitted in a few months. This is one of fch 
outstanding churches among the many bein: 
assisted by Home Missions funds. Instead o 
eontinuiing to look for help there has beei 
a determination to relieve the Board of fin 
ancial a>id. I wish to commend the pastor] 
Rev. H. F. Surratt, and his church for tin 
fine spirit shown, and commend thdir exam]! 
pie to other mission .churches. 

West End Church, Greensbo'ro, Rev. E 
Lester Ballard, pastor, formerly of Maryland!' 
has recently been helped. I looked in'upoi: 
this Sunday school and was pleased with thl 
growth of the school and the progress thifj 
church is making. A new church should U 
erected here at as early a dav as possible. 

Calvary Church, of Greensboro, is a nev 
and substantial brick building, and the re- 
ports conrerning the growth of the member 
ship, Sunday school, and other department, 
are encouraging. Our Board is making an anl 
nuafl appropriation for interest to this church : 

It was my privilege to preach at Graeil 
Church, Greensboro, Dr. Spahr pastor, Sunl 
day morning. Services are held in the taber- 
naae during the erectiqn of their new edific. 
^hich is to cost perhaps one hundred anl 
firty thousand dollars. It wlill be, when com-i 
Pleted, a beautiful church and modern in al 
of its appointments. While in Greensboro J 
was entertained in the home of that promi- 
nent and loyal layman, J. Normani Wills 
Ihere is an appreciative feeling in this con-! 
ference toward the Board of Home Mission 
and we are confident of their continued anc 
earnest support. 

Although rather early to refer to it, I J 

hoping for the enthusiastic, co-operation 3 

he entire Conference iin the Easter Service 

oui Board ls also a member of the Greens- 
boro church. I hope to enlist his interest am! 
assistance f n putting the Easter Program ij 
every church and Sunday school of the Con 

fel ' eme - J- M. Sheridan; 

Renville Gt , ^ tQ 
type .setter made the last paragraph of my 
t 6 ^ aPPeai ' ed last ™* k ridicultous 

'4 nJTn ei ' S ] r e , nothi »S- ^ do with the 

gating of our churches or the mud, snow, 

^ bitter cold weather that are hindering 

- -our church work here. H. L. Powell * 

ad ,„t by the type setter, but un correcting 

~ ^ub;4!v:i E X)° hfive been substit " ted 

ti^the Ne^lt^T Y ° rt C% ' at the 
Hil925.was5 S7 3 3 5 S T a ) te . CenSUS ™ S takeu 
tbah 250,000 f fi^ee , * * *"* «* m ™ 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 21, 1926. 



FROM PASTORS AJSTD PEOPIK. 

Community Chvadh, Thomasvills. — Undei 
the lleadei*ship for this conference year the 
members of Community Church are undertak- 
ing the greatest things ever in the progress 
■of the church. 

The following' program of the outstanding 
things to be undertaken this conference year 
appeared in the Sunday bulletin of November 
15. The completion of an up-to-date 42 room 
annex to . the present building' which wtli in- 
clude equipment for a complete department 
Sunday school, a gynasium and swimming- 
pool; a new parsonage; a 100 per cent gain 
in membership; a Junior Church or "Congre- 
gation" in which the Associate Pastor, 
Dwight L. Fouts, will prelch to the Juniors 
in a separate room at the same time the pas- 
tor lis preaching to the adults; a week-day 
School of Religious Education in which there 
will be classes five nights a week instead 
of two; a sis weeks vacation Bible school to 
begin in June; an up-to-date playground; 
enlargement of the librfry; and the organiza- 
tion of dramatics to stimulate interest among 
young people and children lin giving church 
pdays and pageants. 

The pastor and his associate, realizing that 
the failure of many pastors to accomplish 
what they might for the Master lies largely 
in their neglect to map out their year's work 
in advance, made a detailed program for the 
year as best they could at the very beginning 
of the conference year. Their goals were set 
early and their program lies before them as 
a daily reminder of what is to be done. One 
by one the items of the program are becom- 
ing realities. * 

The church made its debut in dramatics on 
Tuesday evening, December 22, when Dick- 
ens' Christmas Carol was produced under the 
auspices of the young people of the church 
and community. The recenit dramatization by 
professor H. E. Spence, of Duke University, 
was used. There were about fitfty people in 
■the cast notwithstanding the number on com- 
mittees and in the choir which sang Carols 
between scenes. The immense audience of 
people who saw the performance s):y that it 
was good. 

There were several, other Christmas pro- 
grams held in the church among which were 
a Christmas tree and exercise by the Juniors 
under the leadership of Miss Pearl Perrv and 
kindergarten night with Mrs. 0. B. Will'ams 
m charge. 

The Community Church Free Public Libra- 
ry is growing rather rapidly. The membership 
and demand for books increased so rapidly 
during the months of October and November 
that it became necessary to add a paid as- 
sistant. Professor E, E. Teague, who has 
spent twenty years in the teaching profession, 
was secured to keep the library open every 
afternoon,- except Sunday. 

With a present addition of two hundred 
children's books, the libiVry may boast of 
about 1252 books, 575 readers, a' circulation 
of over a thousand books a month, and good 
magazines and newspapers on the tables in 
the reading room., 



At a Council meeting of the Sunday school ! 
teachers, last Wednesday night, the tel chers • 
voted unanimously to read at least one book 
each month pertaining- to given departments 
of work and render a written report of the 
book read to the superintendent. The teach 
ers voted this in addition to the reading of 
religious magazines, lesson helps, current 
events, etc., which they are allrel dy doing. 
One of their mottoes is that books and other 
reading matter are indispensable tools in the 
hands of the teacher. 

Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 
Junior Church, an attempt to give the child 
a real place in the worship, the government, 
and the life of the visible church of Christ. 
The Junior " Congregii tioni!, " in charge of 
Dwight L. Fouts, pastor; Miss Pearl Perry, 
choir directress ; and Miss Edith Myers, pian- 
ist, was successfully organized at 11 A. M. 
last Sunday. Nearly all of the boys and girls 
of the Sunday school between the ages 6 and 
16 rema»ned and enrolled as members. This 
movement is started in Community Church 
to foster among young people and children 
a love for church going, and for r.he house 
of God. It is the church of Christ ushered in- 
to our midst in junior form. It is the church 
of Christ in the lives of boys and girls. Its 
object is not to help the church, its object 
is to be the church. 

The following members were added to the 
church at the 11 o'clock service, January 3. 
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cox, Mr. Lewis Hall, 
and Raymond Clodfelter. 

The Senior Christian Endeavor Society is 
putting new life into its meetings this month. 
During December the young people expended 
most of their energy in producing the Christ- 
mas play. This spring more attention will 
be given to leadership training- courses and 
to incre/sing the membership of the society. 
Last Sunday evening marked the beginning 
of a series of special programs at which time 
Dr. R. V. Yokeley addressed the society on 
the subject of forming habits. Next Sunday 
evening at 6:15 Dr. R. G. Jennings, eye, nose, 
and ear specialis<:, will speak on the subject 
of bodily hygiene. 

Dwight L. Fouts, Associate Pastor. 



West Lexington, Sout/i Davidson Charge. — 
Despite the cold weather and the snow which 
covered the earth, we had a splendid attend- 
ance at Sunday school last Sunday. There 
were 120 recorded in Sunday school. The 
superintendent expressed his delight beci use 
of the good attendance and fine interest shown 
hi the school. The offering, which amounted 
to $5.61, was taken for Rev. E. G. Cowan 
and famidy, in response to the call sent cart 
by Dr. Dixon last month. The men's class 
was taught by Rev. M. Ivey Crutchfleld, our 
,, pastor, because of the absence of the teacher 
'Brother 0. L. Hedrick. The attend, nee in 
the men 's class was 21, and the offering was. 
$3.00. 

The presence of the pastor in the Sunday 
school last Sunday was on account of the 
failure of the Cid and Jerusalem people to 
come after hiiri as he had requested 1 during 



the previous week. He presented the elaim of 
The Methodist Protestant during the closing 
exercises of the Sunday school, and as a re-] 
suit of the appeal for subscriptions, three ■ 
subscriptions were received, thus obtaining 
the full quota for South Davidson Charge 
in the campaign in North Carolina for The 
Methodist Protestant. 

The reaular preaching service was hel»l 
at 7 o'clock last Sunday night with the usual 

attend; nee. 

We are glad to report that the project for 
new Sunday scdiool rooms for West Lexington 
■church is taking a more definite form as a 
result of a brief business meeting of the 
church held on Thursday night of last week. 
At that meeting a committee of eight men 
of the church was selected to make ,plans 
for raising funds for the new addition to th<j 
church. Brother H. C. Koonts, superintendent 
of the Sund y school, is chairman of the 
committee. The committee was called together 
after Sunday school last ' Sunday and two 
things decided. First, that the pastor an- 
nounce from the pulpit that an election will 
be held after four weeks notice is given and 
our people will vote on the question of build- 
ing the Sunday school annex. Second, that 
pledges be taken paV.ble by April 1, 1926. 

Our people are really interested in the 
proposition and the favorable expressions 
heard from many of our leading men of the 
church indicate the fact that the new Sunday 
school rooms will be built and become a reali- 
ty before many more months. 

IWe will have preaching next Sunday both 
morning and Might. C. B. Way, Reporter. 

Mdunt Pleasant Young People's C. E. Society 
Bids the Old Year Farewell. 
On Thursday evening, December VJl, a t 
7:30 o'clock the Young People's C. E. So- 
ciety of Mount Pleasant Church met, with a 
few special friends of its members as guests, 
in the Sunday school rooms of the church. • 
A very interesting program, which had been 
planned by the social .committee, Edna CI. ley, 
Lillian Shoffner, and W. A. Stafford, was car- 
ried out. 

The "social began by everyone present sing- 
ing "America." Then H. Floyd Amiek con- 
ducted the devotional exercises. A history of 
the society was read by Mrs. W. A. Stafford, 
followed by a duet by Joyce and Mae Smith. 
A prophecy of the members of the society 
v* s given by Lilian Shoffner. The president, 
Boone Ferguson made a short talk, and 
then Mrs. H. Floyd Amick gave an interest- 
ing account of "the Society 's^ ailments." 
This proved to be heli^ful as well as very 
humorous, and Mrs. Amick stated that she 
hoped as the old year disappeared and the 
new ya r took its place that all the ailments 
of the society would also disappear to b* 

, ; replaced by many improvements. The society 
then' sang "Blest Be. the Tie That Binds," 
and the party spent the remainder of the 
evening in various kinds of amusements. Sev- 
eral games were played until eleven o'clock, 

j when sandwiches, hot cocoa, nuts, and fruits 

were served. 

After the new yejif had been ushered in, 



January 21, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



the crowd of merry young people wished each- ; f rom a p work, both of his profession and 
other a happy new year and the party went > ^ e church. We ask you to unite with his 



home. 

Society members present were : Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Floyd Amick, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. 
Stafford, Misses: Joyce Smith, Mae Smith, 
Edna Coley, Gladys Spoone, Lillian Shoffner, 
Hettie Lineberry; Messrs: Boone Ferguson, 
Ramon Coley, Condon Coley, Guy Alexander, 
Colin Smith, and Seymour Stafford. 

Visitors present were : Misses : Bill ckard, 
Laloh Stafford, Pearl Mcrherson, Irene Amick; 
Messrs : ■ Blaekard, James Lowe, Carl Alex- 
ander, Noz'ris Ferguson, Herman Welker, Jr., 
Talton Stafford, "Bill" Anderson, Clemont 
Lineberry, and Curtis Shoffner. 



friends here in praying' that he may speedHlyj 
be restored to his normal health. 

R. A. Hunter. 



Asheville. — The communion service at our 
church here last Sunday was most helpfu'. 
Brother Bates preached an inspiring sermon, 
thus preparing' the hearts of those present Retries 
for the communion. His messages are the Christian 
same in inspiration and helpfulness. 

Saturday afternoon we children of the pri- 
mKry department were given a lovely party 
.at the church. Ice cream and nah.'seos were 
served. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Ward were 
hostesses. 

Our faithful Geo. M. Foster is acting Post 
Master in the Asheville office, while Post 
Master Hill is out of the city. The Monday 
'Citizen had his picture and a complimentary 
write-up, as not unlike President Coolidge, in 
serenity of spirit in performing his many 

Reporter. 



duties. 



Henderson. — Since coming to Henderson we 
have been dl lied upon to perform almost every 
duty that ordinarily falls to the lot of a pas- 
tor, namely, filled all regular appointments, 
held one eommimion service, one monthly 
business nieetring, one quarterly conference, 
conducted three funerals, married one couple, 
made talks in grades and High schools, and 
mlde a number of pastoral calls. This has 
helped us very greatly in getting acquainted 
with the people of the church and city. 

We have found many encouraging signs 
along the way. among them, the splendid in- 
terest manifested in the business meetings' of 
the church and the attendance upon all ser- 
vices, especially the Christian Endeavor and 
Wednesday evening prayer meetings. Since 
these meetings 'are as a rule poorly attended 
m most town churches, I feel that we have 
cause to rejoiea The attendance at the preach- 
ing services and the Sunday school has also 
been tine considering the extremely cold 
weather of the past few Sundays. " 
_ The good people have been so thoughtful 
m looking lifter our welfare that 
like to give their 



Bet//esda, North Davidson Charge. — Christ 
mas l!nd new year here were spent pleasantly- 
and quietly. The entertainment at Bethesda 
by the Sunday school was a success. 

Your writer will begin a new year's work 
as reporter of Bethesda. It seems to me 
when they had a good reporter they aught 
to have held on to her. I can't see why they 
put in one like me, when they already had 
a better one. 

The people were very m'uch pleased to 
get their beloved pastor, R. S. Troxler, back 
with them. 

We had our first quarterly conference at 
The business was transacted in a 
spirit. Our second quarterly con- 
ference will be held at Shiloh. 

Our best attendants for 1925: 13 present 
every Sunday for 52 Sundays. Mr. E. A. Clod- 
felter, Gordan and Ivan Clodfelter, D. D. 
Brinkley, Mrs. D. D. Bri'nkley, Charlie, Paul, 
Grady and Davis Brinkley, Everette Whitlow, 
Willard A'aid and Ruth Whitlow. 

These were present for 51 Sundays, Mrs. 
E. A. Clodfelter, Edd Whitlow, present for 
50 Sundays, — J. B. and Curry Wagner, C. 
M. Yokley, Elizabeth and Willie Yokley, Mag- 
gie Brinkley, E. A. Clodfelter, Jr., Ethel ind 
Rebecca Grubb. Four present 4S Sunlays,Rutk 
Yokley, Raymond, Susie, and Ward Wagner. 

Last year, 1024, there were three present 
52 Sundays. We are going to try and make 
our attendance better next year than we have 
iu the past. Reporter. 



we would 
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(Second M. P. Church, Charlotte. — Ptstor 
B^aswelJ, delivered (two good sermons on 
Sunday, January 3. The subject of the morn- 
ing service was, -"Christian Compassion," 
as portrayed lin the parable of the Good Sama- 
ritan. The subject for the evening service 
was, "Our Help Cometh from the Lord." 

On Sunday, January 10, we org iiized our 
Sunday school. The following officers were 
elected: Superintendent, Bro. G. W. Stegall; 
Secretary. Miss Myrtle Nates: Treasurer, 
Mrs. G. W. Stegall. Bro. J. E. Thomas was 
elected as Bible Class teacher, and Mrs. G. 
W. Stegall as teacher for the junior class.' The 
tochers for the other classes well be elected 
next Sunday, when Bro. Braswell will be with 
us to give some advice, of which we stand in 
need. We ask for the prayers of the Christian 
people that we may make a success in our 
work for God. 

The President of our Ladies' Aid, Mrs. H. 

Gurlcy, of No. 2,' Linden Lane, gave a 

supper to their friends on the night of Decem- 

'ber 31; and to her most joyful surprise, those 

present made up a purse of $13.50, which they 



Stegall, pieced a quiilt top and presented il 
to the Ladies' Aid, which was greatly appre- 
ciated. These children in spite of their tender 
years do good work with their needle and 
take a lively and active interest in the Ladies' 
Aid which meets every Tuesday night. 

We were very sorry to hear of the mis- 
fortune which befell our beloved pastor when 
his home was burned in Concord, and wish to 
extend to him our heartfelt sympathy. We 
pray God'si richest blessings may rest on 
him and his in this their hour of trouble. 

Myrtle Nates. 



have done but we might overlook somethm 
and then the editor has asked us to be brief- ' 
So we , must content ourselves with saving- 
tliat -the.vi seem determined that 
not want for any good thing. 

.,,.?„ ' donated to the expense of the church 

m.nTo'f h H 3 ^ T \ ^ A *«"* ° f *™ !Me *» -« ™ little 
know and esteZ very hSl V \ "^l* * "^ Bn ™ h S *« R ^ StegaJ, 

has been ad- r Johnnie Black, Hazel Cannon, Madge Ha (rick 



Wo 'regret t 
Hicks, whom 



Xised hy his physician id at' 



present refrain 



Mary Davis Hatrick, Sarah Helms and Robert; 



Plat Rock Circuit. — As many things have 
happened since I have written I feel perhaps 
I should write again. Bro. Harris Pegram, 
and Bro. B. W. Johnson, two faithful soldiers 
of the cross, have been very ill for some time 
and do not- improve much; and also Brother 
J. B. Ogbnrn. We miss these faithful ones 
so much at our services. Bro. Ogburn has a 
class of about thirty boys and girls in the 
Sunday school at Flat Rock, and he is so 
much missed there. Pray that each one may 
soon be well. 

The bad weather has hindered some in the 
work but that is common to. all work. But 
folks die 'in bad weather and folks marry in 
bad weather. 

On the evening of the 24th Mr. Wayne 
Jones and Miss Nannie Dwiagins were united 
in .marriage at the parsonage. These are fine 
young people, both members of Bethel, and 
their many friends wish for them a long 
and happy life. 

December 26th at 5 :30 Miss Mamie Lemons, 
it the home of her father, became the bride 
of Mr. William Neal, by the ceremony spoken 
by her pastor. Mrs Neal will be much rrfssed 
in her community, and church as she was 
one of the faithful teachers. Mr. and Mrs. 
Neal -are held in high esteems and their 
many friends wish for them a long, and happy 
life. They are at home at Siler City, N. C. 

As you have read these lines were you look- 
ing and listening for some familiar word? 
This 'is a very familiar word, "pounding:" 
yes, you see it in every paper and you perhaps 
would be surmised if I did not use it. A few 
days before Christmas Bro. N. T. Pegram and 
wife drove over to the parsonage and left 
ns a sack of flour, a sack of meal, some can- 
ned fruit. Bro. Ode Jones, fresh meat and 
pumpkins. On December 24th a truck drove 
into our yard from Bethany Church with 
feed for the cow. flour, sugar, coffee, pottttoes, 
mn ts. chicken, honey and other things too 
tedious - to mention- Space will not permit me 
to rive all the names, but W. P. Alley, J. T. 
Vr-f'olium and Lacy Baynes were with the 
truck, and we were kindly remembered at 
each church at the Chri}?tmas trees! Flat 
Fo-k. Bethel. Gideon'* Grove. On last Sun- 
day Bro. nnd Sister T. T. Humphrey aftve 
us six cans of fruit and preserves. We have 
not words to express Our thanks for these 
tokens of love, but can never forget in our 
prayers to pray the blessing of Heaven upon 
|eaeh one and ask that en h one pray for us 
that God may make ns worthy servants of 
his while we stay among you. 



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January 21, 1926. 



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Bro. D. P. Lemons gave this writer a nice 
fountain pen, Archey Lemons, a nice shirt, 
and the ladies gave Mrs. Trogdon many nice 
presents. 

We can but just say thank you and sCy 
God bless vou all. Joel B. Trogdon. 



Lebanon C/mrch, High Point. — The work at 
this church is moving on nicely and seems to 
have taken on new life with the new year. 
Twenty-two new members have been received 
into the church since conference. 

We regret that our pastor's health is not 
so good at present. Owing to this fact he only 
preached one sermon Sunday, January 10. 
Some members of "Our Gang," an organiza- 
tion of Christian young men, held a very in- 
spiring service at the evening hour. They 
will hold a seriee of special services at our 
church, beginning next Sunday evening. These 
young men are doing a great work in High 
Point, and we are glad to have them come 
to our church. 

On the evening of December 25 the Christ- 
mas exercises were held at the church; an 
interesting program, which had been prepared 
under the direction of Mrs. Frank Bailey, 
Mrs. A. J. Payne, and Mrs. J. W. Thacker, 
was rendered and there was a beautiful tree, 
which delighted the children. 

Since our (last report there have been two 
weddings of interest; Miss Mozelle Alridge to 
Mr. Albert Gross, and Mirs Marv Davis to 
Mr. Alien. Mr. and Mrs. Gross are both mem- 
bers of the board of stewards and are active 
in ehtureh and Sund : a.y school work. Mrs. 
Allen is also an active member of this church 
and a teacher in the Sunday school 

Mr. and Mrs. Enos Blair are rejoicing over 
the arrival of a son on December 26. 

On December 31 the church and entire com- 
munity were made very sad by the death of 
Mrs. Luther Ring. Her death which resulted 
lrom injuries received in an automobile ac- 
cident came as a shock to her many friends 
As obituary will follow later. 

Mrs. Percy Payne, Reporter. 

Shiloh, Conley Spring Charge.— Ow 
the weather our Sunday school 
but interest was good; 23 present, Collection, 
S1.08; number chapters read for the passed 
week, 302. After Sunday school Rev J R 
Gurrner delivered a very 'interesting sermon! 

Kev. J. E. Austin preached 
a good sermon. 



mg to 
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Sunday night 
Reporter. 

Fairview Charge.-Altlu^gh I have made 
no report for sometimei &e WQrk ^ 

Taimew charge is makCng good 
Christmas programs were rendered ai< each of 
the churches; the pastor was remembered 
with valuable presents, for which we thank 
the givers. 

The first quarterly conference was held 
January 9th at the Fairview church. Brother 
W. M. Taylor was given extorters' license. 
The "Honor System'' of raising church fi'nan 
ces was adopted. 

Regular pre' ching services at all of the 
churches have been good. At Fairview on 
the 10th, in spite of the inclement weather, 



the attendance was good and the congregation 
showed an .interest in the service. 

The Sunday schools are progressing nicely 
with a good attendance at each place. Officials 
for the year have been elected at both Caro- 
lina and Fairview. The prospect seems bright 
for a year of growth in the Sunday school on 
the charge. C. G. Islev, Pastor. 



West Enfy Greensboro.— O/ax Christmas 
program this year was very interesting and 
helpful, a short pageant being used in addi- 
tion to the Write Gifts for the King service. 
The offering tmounted to itbout $65.00 and 
was distributed between home and foreign 
missions, High Point College, and local wel- 
fare work. 

The work of the New Year is beginning 
with enthusiasm. We are missing, however, 
the help of some of our best workers. Illness, 
is keeping a good many in, and our college 
girls just gave us a taste of what it means to 
have them with us when the time comes for 
them to resume their studies again. Neverthe- 
less, we are proud of them and rejoice, in 
the fact that they are fitting themselves for 
effective work in the Master's Kingdom. 

On Saturday, January 2, Miss Cleta Routh 
became the bride of Mr. Jack McFayden. The 
ceremony was performed in the p'stor's study 
by Rev. E. L. Ballard. For a few months the 
happy couple will make their home in Holly- 
wood, Florida. Both of them have been good 
workers in our Christian Endeavor Society 
and Cleta a teacher in the Sunday school. 

Mr. L. E. Cagle is the newly elected presi- 
dent of the Foust Bible ClWj, and Mrs. 
Florence Wai its is the new treasurer. They 
were chosen at the business meeting- held L'st 
Thursday night at the church. 

Several of our Sunday school teachers and 
workers are attending the Township Sunday 
School convention at Park Place Methodist 
Episcopal Church this week. 

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society 
was entertained at the house of the presi- 
dent, Mrs. J. R, Holden, at the January 
meeting. In spite of the very rough weather 
a goodly number were in attendance and a 
good meeting was held. 

Our pastor, Rev. E. L. Ballard, will sail 
from New York on January 21st with the 
Christian Herald party for a seven weeks 
tour of Palestine. Dr. Francis E. Clark' and 
Dr. Charles M. Sheldon will be members of 
the pi rty and it will be a wonderful oppor- 
tunity for Mr. Ballard and others not only 
to tour the Holy Land, but to associate with 
such men as Dr. Clark and Dr. Sheldon. The 
church has granted Mr. Ballard an eig'ht 
weeks leave of absence and (he good wishes of 
the enth'e membership go with him. Rev. 
P. E. Lindley, of High Point College, will 
have charge of the Sunday services in the 
pastor's absence. 

"The Gang", a band of High Point boys 
organized for service at the Stephens meeting 
and led by Mr. W. W. Smith, had charge of 
the Sunday evening service, January l(K"h. 
Mr. Smith read the Scripture lesson and 
made a short talk and testimonies were made 
by practically every member of "The Gang", 
as well as some of the church members* These 



boys are doing a wonderful work and a 
accomplishing good. Reporter, 



Liberty, Siler City Charge, — We are $ 
to welcome Brother F. L. Gibbs as past 
of this work. Everyone in the Sunday schc 
anl church work has a fine spirit of coo 
■eration, ' and we have a bright out-look f 
the new year. 

The Ladies' Aid is very faithful in the 
work. 

Quite a number of families have sickne 
'in their homes at this writing. 

Our Christian Endeavor work is flourishu 
far superior to anything it has ever bei 
before, since so many more people t'ke pai 
a number of grown people and very frequer 
ly. We have leaders and soloists from El 
College with the pastor. Much more reveren 
and worship is manifested in the services. 

The Baraea Class gave a banquet in hon 
of the Philathea Classes, New Year's nig 
A large number was present to enjoy the ej 
cellent i'alks and appetizing food. 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Curtis were vei 
faithful indeed in this delightful entertai 
ment. Our pastor gave a witty and humoro 
talk consisting of jokes on different membe' 
of the Baraea Class causing much merrimen 
Excellent talks were given by Prof. Ho] 
Mr. R. 0. Palmer and Mr. Ed Moore. 

A bible contest was enjoyed in which M 
Moore, teacher of the Baraea Cli'ss, won tl 
prize. 

Miss Bertfne Shepard, teacher of the Phil) 
thea, Senior Class, received at 'Christinas tied 
a very beautiful present as a token of loi 
and appreciation from her class; and has bee 
re-elected for the coming yetr. She has bee 
in Sunday school every Sunday morning tl 
past year, and has mode a thorough stuc 
of each lesson. She has helps from Our Teac 
etrs Uoiurnal^ The Christian! Herald, On 
Church Paper, ard frequently from Pelo 
bet 's notes. • 

We have purchased a large number of nej 
Church Hymnals 

Much success to all our Sunday schools ai 
churches. Reporter. 



[Laurel Hill Tclftica Circuit. — Christmi 
has come, and gone, and has brought j« 
and gladness to many, "nd sadness and sorro 
to others. 

Remember we are one year nearer our go 
than we were last Christmas, and are | 
all living the life we would like to be livir 
when Christ comes? 

Last Sunday our pastor delivered to i 
a good sermon as usual. There wis a larj 
crowd present, considering the bad weathe 
We are always glad to welcome J. M. Morgs 
to Laurel Hill as pastor of the church. 

Our Sunday school is progressing very nic 
ly considering the zero weather, and sickne 
in the communi'V. Mr. A. A. Sain has prove 
'himself a very good superintendent, but 1 
has been absent the last three Sundays c 
account of sickness. He has our prayers 
he is' not present. 

We are hoping to have a better Sundd 
school this year, 1926, than last. Pray t< 
us. Lois Willis, Reporter, 



January 21, 1926. 



ff ■■ , :Vf 7 fj. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 







YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, ant 
other organizations among our young peo- 
ple. All articles, items of interest, etc., for 
publication on this page should be addressed 
to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St., 
Greensboro, N. C. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. 

Topic for January 31: "The Call, The 
Claims, and the Conquests of the Church." 
Acts 13:1-3; Heb. 10:21,25; 1 Thess. 1:1-10. 
(Denominational Day). 

Plan for t/ie Meeting. 
Since this Us denomim' tional day, it should 
be the aim. of every society to place as much 
information concerning- your church and de- 
nomination as possible in the hands of your 
Endeavorers. Secure for your meeting copies 
of the denominational papers, The Methodist 
Protestant Herald, The Methodist Protestant, 
and The Methodist Recorder, also copies of 
books about our church, such . J s "History of 
MethocTst Reform and Methodist Protestant 
Church," by Drinkhouse; "Democratic Meth- 
odism," by Davis; "The Methodist Protest- 
ant Handbook," by Lewis; and The Discip- 
line, etc. Place these on a table in the front 
of the room and call attention to them. 

After your devotional service of hymns. 
prayers, (Scripture, ets., suppose you divide 
the society into two "schools;." Let each 
school elect a lei'der, or teacher. Place in the 
hands of each teacher a list of the appended 
questions. Give fifteen minutes for study and 
consultation and then see which group can 
answer the most of the cpiestions. 

Assign to three of your most interested 
workers the following topics for five minute 
talks after the above plan has been used. 
(These topics must be assigned a week in 
I'dvance, so that the persons may have a 
chance to prepare.) The topics: The history 
of the Methodist Protestant Church in out- 
line; The plan of organization of the Meth- 
odist Protestant Church; The principles of 
doctrine in the Methodist Protestant Church. 
Ample material for these may be found in 
"The Methodist Protestant Handbook," by 
Dr. Lewis. 

After these talks, ask two of your Endeav- 
orers to present copies of The Methodist 
Protestant Herald and The Methodist Pro- 
testant. Make brief talks on these papers and 
ask for subscriptions. WHY NOT set a goal 
for your society in reach in new subscrip- 
tions for each of these and try to reach it 
within the next week? 

Ask your pastor to close the meeting with 
a brief talk on the work of our church. 
Questions On The History and Work of the 
Metftodist Protestant C/mrcft. 

1. Who are. known fd the fcmnders of 
Methodism ? 

2. When was 
Church" organized in America 1 

3. Why was tithe Methodist 
Church organized'? 

4. When was it organized? 

5. What is the distinctive difference be- 
tween the Methodist Episcopal Ch'urch and 
the Methodist Protestant Church? 



6. Who are members of a quarterly con- 
ference ? 

7. Who presides over the quarterly con- 
ference ? 

8. Where did the last annual conference 
meet, and when? 

9. Where does the next one meet? 

10. Where, and when, does the next General 
conference meet? 

11. Who is the President of the Genera 7 
conference, and where is his residence? 

12. Who is the President of the annual 
conference, and what is Ill's address? 

13. Name the five colleges of the Methodist 
Protestant Church and give their locations. 

11. Where is our Theological Semim'.ry lo- 
cated ? 

15. Approximately, what is the total mem- 
bership of the Methodist Protestant. Church? 

16. How does this compare with other de- 
nominations represented in your community? 

17. Name three foreign countries in wbleh 
our church has mission stations. 

18. Name two missionaries who have gone 
to the foreign tfilelds from the North Carolint 
Conference, and give location of their sta- 
tions. 

19. Who is the Secretary of our Union 
Board of Foreign Missionary Adninistraioni 

20. Who is Secretary of the following 
Boards: Home Missions? Education? Young 
People's Work? 

21. Name some churches in North Carolina 
that are supported in part by our Board ot 
Home Missions. 

22. What is the total Amount of the Gener- 
al Conference Budget the North Carolina 
Conference is requested to raise this year? 

23. How much did she raise last year? 

24. What are some of the things included 
in this General Conference Budget? 

25. What would be the average gift per 
member in North Carolina if we raised it in 
full this year? 

26. What is the amount of the Annual con- 
ference Budget? 

27. Name our three denominational papers, 
state their subscription prices, and state where 
each is publishd. 

28. Who is the president of High Point 
College ? 

29. What is the total estimated value of the 
property at High Point College? 

30. How many students are now enrolled 
there ? 

Per/iaps Your Pastor Can Suggest Other 
Questions That Every Member Of Your 
Society Ought To Be Able To Answer. 
Suggest to your members that in order to 
be intelligent members of the Methodist Pro- 
testant Church, one must be able to answer 
most of the above questions. 



usually includes a large number of songs in 
which the)' always join. 

We Imld a monthly business mcetii ; 
and social. The last one was held al the home 
of tlie Presidem of the Society, Miss Nina 
Lit lie After the business meeting, the rest 
of the evening was given over do games, after 
which refreshmests were served. 

Berniee Nash, Reporter" 
Expert Course At Hig/< Point. 
Last week we had a short notice of a class 1 
in Expert Endeavor whirh bad been complet- 
ed at High Point College. Since that was I 
written a more complete report of this class 
and its work has been sent in by Miss Blanche 1 
Ingram, a student of the college and a mem- 
ber of the class. 

Miss Ingn m reports that the class met each | 
Sunday Aftersoon for an hour, for ten eonse- j 
cutive Sunday afternoons. The class was j, 
taught by Miss Mary Young, dean of women, 
first Tuesday night. Fifteen societies were 
twenty began the course and fourteen finish- 
ed. Ten made high grades in their work and 
were awarded the degree of "Christian En- 
deavor Expert." 

These ten young people, with the grades i 
attained in the. examination, are as follows: 

Speseer Cutehin, 98; Blanche Ingram, 97; | 
Ptyall Bingham, 97; Vistil Dixon, 95; Treva 
Beeson, 90 ; Lois Coble, 90 ; Louise Summers, j 
89; Grover Angel,. S5; D. B. Brootae, SO; and j 
Swannie Thompson, '75. 

This is a splendid piiecc f wor ]- sni \ a 
splendid record made by these leading young!: 
people, and the Board congratulates them on,: 
the accomplishment. 

West End Entertains. 
The West End Methodist Protestant Sen- 
ior Society entertained the quarterly meeting 
of the Greensboro Christian Endeavor Union 
represented, and the pastors of all four of 
our Greensboro churches were present, Rev. , 
L. W. Gerringer, Rev. E. Lester Ballard, Rev... 
J. H. Moton, and Rev, Lawrence Little. 

A this meeting, Rev. Lawrence Little was 
elected President of the City C. E. Union. 



Christian Endeavor Doings. 
','One 1 of the interesting tnd profitaWe 
things being done by the Concord Christian 
Tin M.-i !,..<l,-ii Episcopal \ Endeavor Society is their regular monthly 

visits to the Carbarrus County Home. On 
Sunday before Christmas a program was ren- 
dered and fruits and other presents were car- 
ried to the inmates, which they seemed to 
; enjoy very much. They seem to enjoy our 
visits every time. They are always assembled 
in the chapel waiting for bur program, which 



IProltestairt 



SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Are none of our Sunday schools doing any- 
thina? We have received no reports at all 
from our Sunday schools since beginnist this] 
department. PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM 
YOU! "If you don't toot your own horn, the 
same will never be tooted." Let us have. 
your reports. If you have, no reports, asfe 
some questions. Thank you! 



On Christmas day lit 12 o'clock at the 
home of the bride's parents, Miss Mary Pow- 1 
ell I'nd Mr. Blannie Flight were married.; 
These young people are among our very best 
church' workers, and it is the sincere wish 
of their numerous friends that they may have 
much happiness and success in life. 'I h ■; 



; w£ll live in Henderson. 



R. A. Hunter. 



— Truth ''si more sacred ftihan error, no 
matter how long the error has been- cherished! 

— Rev. J. L. Trollinger, pastor of FirsJ 
Methodist. Protestant" Churrh, Thomasville, Nj 
C, describes his church as a "Church o 
Happy Hearts," 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALB 



January 21, 1026, 



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©tTBSAT SCWOOl, M5S90N-- JAJT. «4 

J©sh« Aad Tie Samaritan Woman. 
Lesson Text: John 4:13-26. 
Golden Text: Isa. 12:3. 
The Central Truth: In Jesus Christ is the' 
fountain of living waters, sufficient to grati- 
fy the thirst of every mortal soul. 
Scriptural Points. 

1. Jesus "must needs go through Samaria." 
Samaria lay between Judea and Gallilee. 
There was also a great moral need that He 
go that way this time. There were many 
lost souls, ripe for the gospel, that He must 
seek and save. 

2. "It was about the sixth hour," that is, 
noon. All the respectable women had come 
for their water before this hour. A fallen 
woman had come at this late hour to get 
water for the midday meal. She didn't dare 
to come along with the other women. Jesus 
timed His coming, not to meet the chaste 
women, but to meet one that was impure and 
lost. 

3. "Give me to drink." Jesus starts the 
conversation upon a level of fellowship, just 
as one friend or neighbor would speak to 
another. He discovered and expressed a com- 
mon interest — both wanted water from the 
well. Jesus made a spiritual, as well as a 
physical request. He asked to drink of the 
penitence; the faith, the love, the testimony, 
and the service that afterward flowed from 
this woman's heart and life. 

4. "But whosoever drinketh of the water 
that I shall give him shall never thirst. "Jes- 
us here declares Himself to be the Source 
and Dispenser of spiritual life. "In him was 
life: and the life was the light (or salvation) 
of man. ' ' John 1:4. " If any man thirst, 
let him come unto me and drink." John 7: 
37. The poor woman, blinded by sin, failed 
to catch this deep meaning. 

5. "Go, call thy husband, and come hither." 
From the high level of His Own Messiahship 
Jesus eondecends to the low level of this 
woman's moral life. She had become harden- 
ed by many years of shameless prostitution. 
She was now living illegally with her sixth 
naan. This uncovering of her immoral con- 
duct, on the part of Jesus, was adroit gen- 
tle, complete, convincing, and convicting. 

G. "Thou hast had five husbands." Jesus 
here declares that her relation with these 
men made them her real husbands, and -she 
was their real wife. This is so in the sight 
of God, but not in the sight pf men. Sexual 
relationship establishes a lifetime obligation 
of husband and wife. 

7. "I perceive that thou art aprophet."This 
correct revelation of her own bad life by a 
stranger she admits must be only, by the ex- 
ercise of a gift of prophecy. Unwilling yet 
Co repent and believe this artful woman 
starts a religious controvesy as to the law- 
led and acceptable place of worship. Jesns_ 
j&serts that henceforth the Stale 1 of the heart, f 
not the location, will be the chief prerequisite 
of, acceptable worship. 

S. "Salvation is of the Jews." Every writ- : 
fir of the Holy Scriptures was a Jew. The 
few was givert tie a Jew, of Hebrew. All the .3 
prophets were Jews, All the apostles were 



Jews. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, 
was a Jew. This world can never *f ully pay its 
debt to the Jews. "Salvation is of the Jews." 

9. "God' is a Spirit." He is therefore "the 
Father of the spirits of all flesh." He is 
therefore the Source of all spirituality. "Thei 
fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long- 
suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meek- 
ness, temperance." Gal. 6:22, 23. 

10. "Must worship him in spirit and in 
truth." Worship must be set forth in har- 
mony with the revealed truth and in the ex- 
ercise of the spiritual qualities of sincerity, 
penitence, trust, love, gratitude, and devo- 
tion. 

11. "I that speak unto thee am he." Jesus 
openly declares that He is the Messiah and 
the Savior of the world. Upon His testi- 
mony Jesus is either God or the greatest im- 
postor ■of history. Every true believer testi- 
fies,— "My Lord and my God." 

Practical Points. 

1. Jesus is the complete fulfilment of "the 
desire of all nations." "I am come that they, 
might have life, ' and that they might have 
it more abundant." John 10: 10. 

2. Soul-hunger is the unfailing forerunnerof 
soul-satisfaction. "For he sa'isfieth the long- 
ing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with 
goodness." Ps. 107:9. 

3. Selfsatisfied, selfconfident, and selfglory- 
ing worshippers, like Cain, ofier a vain and 
unaccepable oblation. "He hath filled the hun- 
gry with good things; and the rich hath he 
sent empty away." Luke 1:53. 

4. The giver of the water of life knows from 
the throne of God and of the Lamb, and al- 
so from the riven side of the Rock of ages. 
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to 
the waters, and he that hath no money; come- 
ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and 
milk without meney and without price." Isa. 
55 :1. 

5. There is no life so low, so black, or so 
shamelessly corrupt , but that the blood of 
Jesus can wash it as white as snow. "If we 
confess our sins, he lis faithful and just to for- 
give our sins, and to cleanse us from all un- 
righteousness." 1 John y:9. 

6. Ours is a fallen race. The corrupt nature 
has become more corrupt by corrupt conduct. 
"The Lord looked down from heaven upon 
the children of men, to see if there were any 
that did understand, and seek God. They are 
all gone aside, they are all together become 
filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not 
one." Ps. '4.2,3. 

7. God deliver us from selfrighteousness, 
which is fithy rags. The Lord impart to us 
the wrought righteousness of Jesus. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— JAN 31. 

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand. 
Lesson Text: John 6:1-14. 
Golden Text: John 6:35. 
The Central Truth. "For the Bread ofi 
God is he which corueth down from heaven, 
and giveth life unto the world./' John 6:33. 
Scripttiral Points. 
1. The events of this lesson occurred short- 
ly after John was beheaded and immediately 
after the return of the apostles from their 
first preaching four. The trip across! the' Sea 



was to get rest and quiet, butl in vain. E ' 
the multitude ran along the shore and car f 
first! to the place of landing. Jesus had reaui 
ed the peak of His popularity and the peoi 
were planning to force Him to become tb.3 \ 
king. All classes shared the idea that th« 
Messiah would set up a temporal kingdoi 
The passover was nigh at hand and the pe I 
pie thought that' the time was ripe for Jf 
us to lead an army against Jerusalem aj 
seize the reins of government from the ban. 
of the Romans. 

2. But Jesus was more anxious to minist 
to the needs of the shepherdless multitm 
than he was about this or any earthly kin 
dom. To the request! of the disciples that I 
send the multitude away He replied: "Tin! 
need not depart, give ye them to eat." 

3. "Whence shall we buy bread that the 
may eat?" This question was designed 
test Philip's faith, not to secure informatio 
Philip's faith was weak. He suggested th 
two hundred pence (about thirty dollar; 
would buy enough- to give each one just 
bite. 

4. Andrew told Jesus about the little be 
who had five loaves and two small fishe 
but he also showed a very weak faith. Sai 
he, "But what are they among so many? 

5. The men sat down in fifty rows, 01 
hundred in a row. The women and chiklrc 
composed another company. This was doi 
for convenience of waiting upon the peopl 

6. "When he had given thanks." All foe 
is the gift of God. We are enjoined to pra; 
"Give us this day our daily bread." . . 

7. "He distributed to the disciples." Tl 
miracle of the marvellous increase of brea 
and fish took place, no doubt, while the foq 
was in the hands of Jesus. This miracle, li^ 
many others, was wrought by the supernatu H 
al touch of Jesus. 

8. "Gather up the fragments that remain. 
Jesus here teaches that waste is a sin an 
that economy is a virtue. Jesus was ' moi 
generous in the performance of this mirael 
The fragments amounted to much more tha 
the orginal supply. 

9. "This is of a truth that prophet the 
should come into the world." This was tl 
unanimus testimony of the multitude. Tl 
term. "That prophet," refers particularly t 
the prophecy of the Messiah's coming give 
by Moses. "The Lord thy God will raise u 
unto thee a Prophet from the midst of the' 
of thy brethren, like unto me : unto hii 
shall ye hearken." 

Practical Points. 

1. Jesus is the Bread of life in that tl: 
atonement accomplished by the sacrifice c 
Himself and the cross is the all-sufficient foo 
for the soul. "Lord, evermore give us th 
bread." John :34. 

2. Any one may become a "partaker c 
Christ," and of all the blessings of redehrj 
fion, by exercising faith in Him as the Savic 
of mankind. "For by grace are ye save 
through faith; and that not yourselves; 
is the gift' of God." Eph. 2:8. 

3. A full salvation is necessary to re; 
soul satisfaction, to complete victory ov( 
sin, 1b the full measure of service for Gc 
''Be 1 filled with tht? Spirit," 



January 21, 1926. 



1 METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



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4. Thanks giving is an indispensable part 
of worship. Praise should always precede pe- 
tition. The Giver of every good and perfect ^Mother for that day, I v 
gift is kindly disposed to bless the grateful! 'Marion's Party.' " 
ones. "Let the people praise thee, God; let J "Well dear, I must run away now," 



all the people praise thee: Then shall the 
earth yield her increase; and God, even our 
own God, shall bless us." Ps. 67:56. 

5. Even small gifts mean much to the glory 
of God. To give all to God is most praise- 
worthy. The lad gave all he had to Jesus. 
The widow's two mites was all her living. 
Entire consecration is well-pleasing to the 
Lord of glory. "11 eld yourselves to God." 
Rom. 6:13. 

6. Extravagance is foolish and sinful. Don't 
waste the Lord's time, the Lord's substance,' 
nor the talents that He has given you. Be 
a faithful steward of the household of God. 
And by and by the God of destinies will say, 
"Well* done, good and faithful servant." 

— From the Word of Life. 



DOCTOR MEASLES 

"It will be a great disappointment to the 
ehlJd, and I i m very sorry, but. there is no 
help for it," said Mother, as, she folded up 
the dainty little invitation. 

"Don't tell her anything about it," said 
Dad. "What she doesn't know won't worry 
her!" ' 

"Why, she knows all about it already, 
She and Marion had talked it all over be- 
fore she caught the measles and hUd arranged 
everything, even ito inviting the favorite doll 
of each guest to be present." 

"It is too bad," agreed Dad, "but measles 
are not to be argued with and we must make 
it up to her in some other way, when she 
is well again." 

"I'll think it over," said Mother. Now 
when Mother said, that, it usually meant that 
something nice was going to happen to some- 
bod v. 

Ida, the only child had the measles, and, 
of course, was -unable to see anyone or go 
anywhere, though the attack was but a light 
one. Ber only companion in her solitude was 
her doll, Measleslt-a very queer name for a 
doll. I must explain, however, that Ida had 
a habit of frequently changing the doll's 
name, and calling her after the person, place 
or thing that interested her most at the 
time. Thus poor Dolly had been named Bath- 
ing-suit. Mary Pickford, Bronx Park, Cool- 
idge, the 11 tter name a result of a visit to 
Bronx Park and the election. 

Her illness and the daily visits of the doe- 
tor had given her the idea of this very strange j 
' name — Dr. Measles. 

Her Mother read out 'the invitation to her, 
"I am sorry for your disappointment, dear," 
she sa'd, "but there is no help for it." 

Ida gave a deep sigh, "Yes, Mother dear, 

I know, but I did hope I would be better be- 

' fore Marion's p rtv. Of course, as her Mother 

says, she can't, put her birthday oft, can 

she?" 

"Of eoure pot, dear. It's next Wednesday, 
isn't it?" Mother's forehead was all puck- 
ered up, as if she were thinking hard. 
today a week." 



Do von hear, Measles, we can't go to J Four o'clock arrived, and so did Mother, 
the party. I had such a lovely nime for her ,Daddy and the Radio, 

1 hat I here wa - a perform- 
specially fm- cliil- 
broadcasted thai afternoon, and they all 
listened, delighted ami amused, ond Ida 
■ nged Radio Jane's name to Peter Pan on 
the spot. 

they were "listening }n," Nurse 

ad I, '.'on preparing I 1 ".- table for the party, 

tvith all kj'nds of goodies, everything that 

; 'P, 'could eat, £"no annoying grown-|up 

an't," as Idl called the dainties only to 

be indulged in by "grown -lips." Dad made 

a funny speech and ended it by inviting all 

iresent to go and see Peter Pan, as soon as 

Mother thought Ida we'd enough. 

Then the radio was turned in again, and 
lie strains of a very lively dance filled the 
room. Daddy was very fond of dancing and 
ion whirled Mother off. Ida followed them 
with Peter Pan for her partner, and they 
kapt it up until the mus/c stopped, and 
they all fell in a laughing heap on the sofa. 

Just then Nurse entered saying she thought 
it was high, time a certain little girl was 
taking a rest after all this excitement. 

Mother and Dad quite agreed with her, 
an 1 with a 'parting kiss, Ida was left alone 
ho talk over the party with Peter Pan and 
plan for the coming theatre party. — Selected. 



'Yes, 



Mother. "Re good and take your medicine 
tor Nurse and I will bring you a new Fairy- 
tale book, and come and road to you this 
afternoon." 

"0, Mother, that will be lovely," cried 
[da. "I have to make Measles a new neck- 
lace, so I shall be very busy indee'd." 

When Mother came back in the afternoon 
she brought with her two tiny Utile envel- 
opes, reallly-truly letters that the postman 
brought. One was addressed i o Miss Ida Red- 
ford, and the other to Measles. 

"Oh, what is it? What is it?" cried Ida. 
her eyes sparkling. "Read it quickly, Mother 
dear." 

So Mother opened one of the dainty pink- 
envelopes and read: 

"Miss Ida Redford is invited to a party 
to be held in her room next Wednesday after- 
noon from four till five. As it is not possible 
to have any outside company, the pi rty will 
be very select. Mr. Daddy Redford will oblige 
with selections on the Radio." 

"Oh, Mother, how lovely," cried Ida, clap- 
ping her hands. "Daddy and the Radio. Oh." 

Mother was smiling too, and said, "Here 
is the invitai ion - f or Measles. Shall I read 
it out?" 

"Please do come here, Dr. Measles, and 
hear what a lovely party we are going to 
have, Mother, Dad, you and I." 

Mother read out as follows: 
Oh Ida's little Measles, you're invited on- 
to tea, 
On Wednesday next at four, but yon may 

eoine at half past three! 
Our party, as you know quite well, will be 

but very few, 
Just Daddy dear and Mother, our Ida and 

you, too. 
We hope you've no engagement for that es- 
pecial day , 
And that we may expect you, please answer 
Yea or Nay ! 

"What do you think of that? Isn't that 
splendid? Now we can look forward to Wed- 
nesday and a good time even if we are not 
going to Marion's party. Ours will be just 
a§ nice. And we don't have to worry about 
the weather either, as all oor company are in 
the house." 

"Don't you think Marion would like to 
have a fine day for her Wrthday, dear? asked 
Mother softly. 

"Oh, of course, I want her to have a nice 
clay. It must be really dreadful to have a 
rainy day, mustn't it." 

The eventful -day arrived at last, and the 
sun was shining brightly. 

"A real taste of spring," Mother said. 
I After dinner, and a ejood rest, Nurse dress- 
ed Ida in a pretty light dress, just as if she 
were going to Marion's and of course Measles 
J — now called Radio Jane — had been carefully 
attired by her proud Mama, very early in 
the day. 



IF 

Tf there be some weaker one, 
Hive me strength to .help him on; 
If a blinder soul there be, 
Let me guide him nearer Thee. 
Make my mortal dreams come true 
W'th the work I fain would do. 
ffiClothe with life the weak intent; 
Let me be the thing I meant. 
Let me find in Thy employ 
Peace that dearer i= than joy; 
Out of self to love be led 
Vnd to heaven icelimated, 
T T ntil all thinas sweet and good 
Seem my natural habitude. — Selected. 



A FATAL SLEEP. 



Ps. 13:3; Rom. 13:11; Eph. 5.14. 
A judge from Atlanta, Georgia, came to 
Pis d°ath in a mvsterious wa.v some years 
aa'o. He sailed on the steamer Kansas City to 
New York on a business trip. With him were 
several friends with whom he had passed the 
hot evening on deck. When they retired he 
said that he would spend the night in his 
steamer-chair. Next morning he could not be 
-found on board. He had been in the habit 
of sitting on the rail, holding on to a stanch- 
ion and the supposition was that he did so 
that night, and had fallen asleep and losing 
hie, hold on ' the stanchion fell into the sea. 
His loss was mourned bv a wide circle of 
friends. The wonder is that such an intelli- 
gent man should have done a thing so risky, 
but thousands are asleep despite much great- 
er clanger. ".Awake, thou that sleepest."— 
Ejpositor. 



12 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD . 



January 21, 1926 



gyfr, -„^ ^j^rartp^n-w— mi. -—,w— 



State Street, Lexington. — We have not been 
idle here for the past, few weeks even if there 
has been no report from the pastor. 

We paid off $1650 of our parsonage debt 
this month and have raised and sent cheek 
to Conference Treasurer for our entire bud- 
get both Annual and General Conference and 
the College claim asked by the Conference 
and our W. F. M. S. has also paid off their 
claim which (is counted on the budget, so 
that puts us out on that line. 

Yesterday was a good day for us. We had 
102 present in Sunday school and received 
six hew members in to the church. Our work 
is very encouraging. 

One of our ministers! who has had ex- 
perience in both Home Mission and Church 
Extension work says that as he knows this 
town from boyhood he knew of no place where 
Church Extension money would bring big- 
ger returns. We are hoping that February 
will be a great month "with us in raising our 
full .quota. 

During that month, the Lord willing, I 
will be walking over some of the places where 
our Master walked and I shall remember you 
brethren and ask Cod that He may help you 
in doling your best for the extension of our 
beloved church. 

Our people were very thoughtful of us dur- 
ing the holidays. The Sunday school gave 
us a "beautiful water pitcher made of silver. 
Of course we appreciate this token of appre- 
ciation. Since our last report we have been 
remembered 'in a very substantial way by 
Mrs. J. F. Burheart, J. B. Hayworth, Mrs. 
A. H. Evans, Mrs. J. W. Lindsay, and Mrs. 
J. B. Leonard, all giving such things as are 
wearable, usable, eatable. Thank you, folks. 

For lack of time my report must necessarily 
be short. By the time this is read the writer 
wjill be half way across the Atlantic on the 
way to ports on the Mediterranean. I want 
to thank quite a number of my friends who 
have written me their good wishes for a safe 
and profitable trip. .Wish I had time to re- 
ply to each one. But this fs certainly appre- 
ciated coming from my brethren in the niis- 
istry. 

Bro. J. D. Hardy of High Point College 
will fill my pulpit durtng this absence. 

With prayers and best wishes to all readers. 

Sincerely," N. G. Bethea. 



Mr. Bethea 's congregation on last Sunday f ers? All we have to say is pray over t 
voted him a leave of absence to make the matter and let God direct you. 
tour and with the vote expressed their hope 
that he would find complete fulfillment of 
the dream of a lifetime in this journey. The 
tour is expected to occupy fifty days from the 
date of sailing from the port of Ney York. 
Special Honor on Trip. 

Mr. Bethea has just been notified by tele- 
grams from Percy Bullen, of New York, of 
an unusual honor that awaits him on this 
tour. Mr. Bnllen, who is secretary of the 
League of Remembrance, an organization in 
connection wiith the celebration of Armistice 
Day, has designated Mr. Bethea as a special 
envoy for the presentation to the governate 
of Jerusalem of a life sized oil painting of 
Viscount Allenby, liberator of the holy city 
from the hands of the Turks In the World 
War. This painting hafl f'een done by a 
very distinguished artist. Mr. Bullen wires. 
The ceremony is expected to be a notable 
one. Mr. Bethea had already been notified 
that he would be given a letter of 'introduc- 
tion to the governor of Jerusalem. The city 
is under the protection of the British govern- 
ment^— Lexington Dispatch. 



Rev. N. G. Bethea, pastor of State Street 
Methodist Protestant church for more than a 
year past, will sail next Tuesday from New 
York for a tour of the Holy Land and the 
country around the shores of the Mediterran- 
ean. Mr. Bethea will go with a large party 
of tourists, including a number of misj'sters, 
several among them being- old friends. 

Points in France and Italy will be touched, 
wfth a visit to Rome, while several places of 
great historic interest on the African coast 
of the Mediterranean will be visited. Athens 
and the historic ruins will come in for at- 
tention. The longest stop will be made on the 
coast of Palestine and the party will vist 
Jerusalem, Bethlehem and many other sacred 
Spots bf that country. Eight days will be 
spent in and around Jerusalem, 



Deation 'Char&e, — Samuel jTohnson gf(d: 
' ' Knowledge is of two kinds : we know a 
subject ourselves, or we know where we can 
find (information about it." It might be said 
that preaching is of two kinds: Being able 
to deliver a sermon, or getting a man who 
can deliver one. Brother T. G. Madison and 
I have been doing some of both, at least the 
latter. We were indeed fortunate to have Rev. 
J. L. Trolllinger, of First Church ThomasviUe, 
to preach for us at Mt. Ebal on the first Sun- 
day in January at 3:30 o'clock. Brother 
"Joe's" sermon was, "The Duties of a 
Church Member." He handled his sermon 
well. The singing whjich the male quartette 
rendered fitted his topic nicely. Many thanks 
to Rev. Trollinger and the Thomasviile quar- 
tette. 

Prof. P. E. I/ndley preached at Denton on, 
.'The Harvest Truly is Plenteous, but the 
Labourers are few," the third Sunday morn- 
ing in January. The people of Denton ignored 
the snow and turned out in full blast to 
hear Prof. LmdlSy; however, many were kept 
at home on account of sickness in their fam- 
ily. Prof. Lindley's sermon is the talk of 
Denton. I heard several say it was the 'best 
sermon they ever heard in any church in 
Denton. Communion Service was held after 
the sermon, Mr. Lindley, also, conducted this. 

Since this is our first report we hope you 
may alow us to mention the Christmas exer- 
cises and tree held at Denton on December 25, ■ 
also a treat at Canaan on December 27, 1925. 

Canaan has a live Sunday school and prayer 
meeting. The broken window glasses have 
been replaced. Rev. Atlas Ridge, a member' 
of Canaan, has offered to give a suitable 
tract of land, located across the road from 
the present church, and $300.00 in money to- 
wards a new church building. Brother M. 
C. Cranford, of Denton, has offered some ser- 
vice as carpenter. Canaan will you build or 
will you. blunder? Will you accept these of- 



Plney Grove has been increasing in 
tendance each, time except the second Sundi 
in January. The people there, having bei 
inspired by Rev. C. H. Hll, have replace 
some window panes. A Sunday school is 
pected to be organized as soon 1 as the wint 
breaks. 

May God be the physician to every si' 
person and (if it be His will restore each oi 
to health again. 

Iln His service, 

J. Edward Carroll, Co-Pastor. 



DARE HOMES BE CARELESS IN THIS 

A passing word needs to be said about oi 
religious and denominational papers. Who ei 
estimate their meaning to the home? T) 
home may be ever so humble and far removi 
from the maddening crowd's ignoble strif 
but the weekly vltsit of a noble religious pa 
er, supplemented by the occasional visit of 
good book, shapes the life and determia 
the destiny of that home. The picture of M 
a home passes before me now. Its inmat 
were poor and lived in a section where tin 
must toil, from the oldest to the younges 
and though the home in which they lived wi 
exceedingly humble, yet they held conver; 
with the men and movements of the gret 
wide world. The parents turned every ext: 
dollar into good literature for their ehildre 
They believed with Erasmus when he sai 
"I buy books first: after that, if I have ai 
money, I buy clothes." They believed wr 
a great theological teacher who said to h 
class, "Young gentlemen, shirts are nece 
sary, but books are indispensable. And so i 
to that home a choice book came as often ; 
it could be afforded, and several of the gre: 
religious papers came every week. Those pa 
ers and books silently wrought their desfii 
shaping power upon all that large family i 
children, and though far. removes! from tl 
scenes of the world's great movements, y 
they thus became vitally real to all those chi 
dren and entered into thafir lives. And wh( 
they went forth to the work and warfare I 
the world. al,l of them had been won 
Christ and do joyfully walk in his bless* 
service to this day. Is' this a mean or ordinal 
result? Nay, it is the subilimest result poss 
ble in the history of an earthly home. Ar 
more than all thing's else, the literature pr> 
vided out of a scant purse for those chi'ldre 
during the plastic years of their childhood ar 
youth, shaped their, characters and determine 
their destiny. Oh, how can parents and teacl 
ers and preachers be oblivious to this trai 
seendently important matter of right liter; 
ture? Carelessness here is worse than beir 
fooll'sh: it is wicked. — Rev. George W. Truet 
D. D., in "God's Call to America and Otlu 
Addresses." 



— Rev. Mr. Rowland, pastor of the Chris 
tian church, told the attendants at Calvar 
prayer meeting last week how he eonducte 
a very successful evangelistic meeting i 
his church. 

— Thomas Rankin, a prominent ditizen o 
Rockingham -county, died this week. 



January 21, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



13 



OE-AWGES FROM HEAVEN. 
People often exclaim: "Wonders will never 



!PI" 



And they say what is quite true, 
tow can wonders cease with such a wonder- 
il God l.'n heaven, with whom nothing' is too 
sird — nothing is impossible? 

Miss Endicott was on board a ship bound 
)r America. Tossed up and down and all 
ays at once 'by the big- waves of the Atlan- 

', the lady in her bert'Jnearly diedfrom sea- 
ckness. She shuddered at the thought of 
>od; yet something she must eat to keep 
ive at all; and after trying various things, 

was discovered that she could take oranges, 
i all the oranges in the sKp were claimed 
I the kind-hearted stewardess for the benefit 
' this poor lady and day by day" she wrf 
fting weaker for she could 'eat very little 
At last, one stormy day, when the vessel 
Us pitching and tossing more violently' than 
or the stewardess came Into the cabin with 
troubled face. 

"I don't know what we are going to do 
| you now," she said, "for this is the verv 
it orange we have left;" and she showed 
r the treasure— more valuable at that moni- 
t than its own weight in gold. 
Miss Endicott 's face, however, did not re- 
el the cEpud on that of her kind friend 
took the fruit thankfully. "What I have 
do now," she said, "is to. make the most 
this. If I have to die, I am not afraid; 
I know God can send me some more if 
is His will." 

Send .more oranges in mid-ocean I " 
night the stewardess, though slie would 
distress the invalid by /uttering her 
Sights aloud. They were something like 
■se of the great man of old when EUsha 
'"used that the next day there should be 
bndance of food in Samaria in a time of 
Tible famine. "Behold, if the Lord would 
ke windows m heaven, might this thine 



did they come from?" 

"Come from!" said the laughing steward- 
ess. "I will tell you. They were just rained 
down from heaven on purpose for you." 

And then she explained. 

A vessel had been seen flying signals of 
etstress. Their captain steamed up as near 
as they could, hailed the skipper, and was 
told they were nearly starving; all their 
provisions were gone. 

The good man thereupon overhauled the 
stores on board, a boat was lowered and as 
much food as could be spared was sent to 
the crew in distress. 

"And what do you think?" sa |;d the stew- 
ardess. "They were so grateful that they 
sent us baskets and baskets full of their 
cargo— because they had nothing else to give 
—and their cargo was oranges! Now you 
wall have enough and to spare for the rest 
of the voyage." 

"Can God furnish a table in the wilder- 
ness? the murmurfng, forgetful Israelites 
asked of old. 

"Can God provide oranaes in mid ocean"" 
the faithless stewardess had asked 

"I know God can," the faithful invalid 
had declared, "and I know He will, if He 
thinks it best," a „d again it had come true 

According to your faith be it unto you " 
The stewardess had learned a lesson. She 
never forgot that day when God thus ar-, 
ranged that ship full of oranges should be 

ought lnt0 the ^^ Qf the AtlMt . e 0fea eJ 

rusted H Ti Si " gle ehild 0f H ' :s who 

ti listed Him. — Selected. 



true bond that he Lord will provide the need- 
ful power for its fulfillment:. When we begin 
to obey we release the power, and we dis- 
cover that the requisite ability has been gliv- 
en by the gracious Master who gave the call. 
Let us, therefore, not fear the decree of the 
Lord. If "His commandments are exceeding 
broad," His love is exceeding deep. He will 
not mock our souls. He will not make us thirst, 
and then hold tie water beyond our reaeh.^- 
J. H Jowett. 

Give us that calm certainty of truth, that 
nearness to Thee, that conviction of the real- 
ity of life to come, which we shall need to 
bear us through the troubles of this life^-H. 
W. Beecher. 



It is stormy enough," thought the good 
man, as she went on deck; "if it would 
n oranges the poor dear might be supplied 
Hit hardly otherwise. No, no, I don't see 

she can get more." 
|e eagerly cast quick glances over the 
tsang billows, and sighed as she thought of 
sufferer. 

jfiss Endicott calmly ate the orange which 
I been peeled and sliced ready for "her, and 
n closed her eyes again. Hour after hour 
lay there, sleepless and suffering, but 
ting her hearf— in spite of seeming im- 
Sibilittes— on the sweet word, "Your Fa 
,r knoweth that ye have need of these 
igs. ' ' 

hiddenly she was aroused from the dull 
por of misery 'by strange sounds, over- 
d- Scurrying feet excited vcVces, queer 
nds as of hauling up the «L(;p 's side- 
it could be happening? 

'Here they are!" cried the stewardess, 
mng into the cabin carrying a dish of 
?'e, juicy oranges [in either hand; "here 
I are you see! Isn't it wonderful? I am 
b it is a miracie!" 

ph/' and Miss Endicott 's wan face light- 
|ip with thankfulness at the slight. "Where 



NOT CHILD'S PLAY. 

Among the beautiful pieces of statuary 
adorning a famous shureh is Guido's "Arch- 
angel and Devil," symbolizing the victory 
of right over wrong. In his statue the artist 
has depicted the attitude of the victorious 
angel as studied and correct. Not, a fold of 
lis garment is disturbed. Not a lock of his t 
hair is ruffled. To look upon him one would L 
imagine that conquering the Devil was the ; 
easiest work in the world. It lis to this statue 

whl^?w me ^ in , ° ne of his book.: -And "h 



oua PEACE. 

Christ is our Peace, our present possession 
Even now in this very hour of dire distress, 
this dark day of misery and ruin, this time 
of chaos and conflict, ' Jesus, the Prince of 
Peace, can reconcile us to God, to ourselves, 
and U> one another. Jesus only Ss the human 
soul's safe, secure, serene refuge from all 
the ills and evils that afflict us. Under His 
wide, warm, Almighty wings this whole world 
can (find room and rest. In Him we may be 
quiet from the very fear of evil, for He is 
the grace-given home of the soul. He is the 
bright golden center and circle where we may 
abide forever in pure, perfect peace of mind 
and heart. He only, in His dtvine-human 
personality, is the solid Rock Foundation, on 
which we build the loveliest, grandest spiri- 
tual palace of Christian character, in which 
this Prince of Peace Himself will deign to 
dwell to all eternity, making us His guests, 
spreading the banner of His love over us— 
all-conquering, triumphant love. What human 
heart can conceive, what human tongue or pen 
can tell, the fathomless deeps of that holy 
calm, that heavenly tranquillity, that sweet 
and sacred peace, that lis the true Christian's 
priceless possession and privilege, both in 
this and in the world to come? — V. C. Nor- 



"MOTHER.' 



when he has a certain character sav "The 
archangel-how .fine he looks with his unruf- 
fled wings and unhaeked sword! No no— I 
could have told Guido better." 
_ Anyone who has really had experience with \ 
sin could tell Guido better. Conquering the 
Devil is no child's play. We can scarcely 
expect to come out of the conflict with "un- 
ruffled wings and unhaeked sword" The 
spiritual conquerors have all been hard work- 
ers, earnest prayers, unwearied fighters. No 
one knew this better than the great conquer- M w i cha 
or who wrote. "JM. „« w u„ „„„.._ _■„ [ „ S ma 7 ll chas 



Let us not be weary in well-' 



or who wrote, 
doing. ' ' 

_ "Stretch forth thine hand!" But that is 
just what he was unable to do. His hand was 
withered His hand had hung there for years 
a rebel to all the commands of the ^impossible ' 

}'!; M Ut J he man 0be ^ ecL " He stretched it 
forth." What he had been unable to do he 
did at the bidding of the King. Christ's com- 
mandments are always accompanied by ade- 
puate supplies of grace. His commandments 
are really (inverted promises,; every one is a 



here's a line to Mother, 

The best of all the lot, 
With a simple little message, 

Just a sweet forget me-not, 
It's sent to her from some one, 

Sealed with a kiss of love, 
To wish her joy and comfort 

And blessings from above. 
May it find her well and happy 

As the morn I went away, 
May it make her burden Highter 

As she works from day to day. 
" ase away the wrinkles 

Prom her apt-to-wovry brow, 
And keep that smile a-smiling 

Till we've finished up this row. 
There's a blighter day a-coming 

For us, and those back home; 
There's ships of Joy and Happiness 

To sail us o'er the foam 
And sights will be most wonderful 

As in glory we meet one another, 
But what can be so glorious 

As when Sonny meets his Mother. 

■ — Selected. 



14 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 21, 1926. 



MARRIED. 
Jenkins — Harris. 
At the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. B. O'Bri- 
ant, Rosemary, N. €., 5 o'clock P. M. Jan- 
uary 3, 1926, the writer officiating, Mr. S. 
K. Jenkins and Miss Bertha Harris were mul- 
ed in marriage. Tke bride and groom are both 
from Littleton, N. C-, and are very popuir 
among a wide circle of friends who are wish- 
ing for them many happy days and great 
success in life. J. B. O'Briant. 



Canaan, Denton Charge. — We are indeed 
plieased with our new pastors, Bros. Carroll 
and Madison. Brother Madison delivered an 
able sermon Sund.y morning, 10th. 

Yv~e were very glad to have Brother Bras- 
ton, from the High Point College, with us the 
10th. He made us a hue talk on the Chris- 
tian Endeavor Society. We were glad to have 
you, Broi.her Braxton. Come again. 

Our Sunday school is progressing nicely 
under our reelected superintendent. Mr. Cal- 
limore. It lis wonderful that we can have such 
a faithful leader. We all appreciate the work 
he is doing. We also elected other officers: 
Secretary, Mr. Val Bischer; Class no. 1, Mr. 
T. J. Ward teacher, Class no. 2, Mr. Otis 
Ridge, Class no. 3, Mrs. M. H. Hunt, cl'.ss 
no. 4, Mrs. S. B. Martin; Class no. 5, Miss 
Emma Ridge; Class no. 6, Miss Luna Bischer; 
organist, Miss Emma Ridge. 

Qui 1 attendance has been small; for the 

last few Sundays, on account of cold weather. 

|We have Sunday school every Sunday at 

TO A. M. and preaching every 2nd and 4th 

Sunday at 11 A. M. 

We will hold our communion service next 
preacliing day. 

We are having prayer meeting every 1st 
and 3rd Sunday. 

There will be prayer meeting nest 3rd Sun- 
day. Mr-. S. E. Martin will conduct the ser- 
vice. We are still holding on to our prayer 
meeting under the management of our new 
class leader, Otis Ridge. 

We are very sorry that Mr. W. L. Sey- 
ton's children have pneumonia; hope for them 
a speedy recovery. 

There was a home-coming day at Mt. Ebal 
ilast Sunday. Our pastors were there and 
had with them Rev. J. L. Trolinger, of the 
Thomasville Eirst Church, who gave us a 
wonderful sermon. They also had with them 
the Carnell quarte.te from the Thomas vtlle 
First Church, who gave us some fiine music. 

We are hoping and praying for a better 
y ear . Otis Ridge, Reporter. 



motion, matter, energy or force/Along with 
his belief in a personal God, he at the same 
moment threw overboard his belief in im- 
mortality. So he tells us. Yet he says he is 
a Christian. Contrast him with Paul who in 
his live defenses before ecclesiastical and civ- 
il courts reiterated the fact that he is being 
tried for "the hope of the resurrection." 
Thus Paul summed up the christian hope- 
based on eye-witnessess of Him who in His 
resurrection "brought life and (immortality 
to light." 

It is a pitiable sight and a pitiable plight 
— an old man on tne western shore of life, 
disclaiming belief in immortapy, "without 
God and without hope in the world. "—Select- 
ed. 



A STOLEN DAUGHTER RECOVERED. 

Luke 15.17 IS; 19:10. 
At Kingston, N. Y., a man disputed with 
a gipsy ciiief the possession of a fifteen-year- 
old girl. The chief insisted that she was his 
daughter, but the other, man had evidence, 
confirmed by the girl herself, that she was 
his daughter. It appears that she had sudden- 
ly disappeared from her home in St. Louis. 
Her heartbroken father sought the aid of 
the police, having heard from the girl's play- 
mates that an old woman had enticed the 
girl away. After many months, police in an 
Eastern city sent word that a gipsy band 
there had a girl in it answering the descrip- 
tion of his daughter. He hastened to that 
tov.n, joined the gipsy band and after some 
Lrtfe saw the girl and recognized her. He 
appealed to the police, proved his claim and 
the girl was turned over to him. Her restora- 
tion to her home was due to her father's 
perseverance and patience. So Christ seeks 
until He finds the lost. How full of meaning 
is that word " until! "--Rev. Benj. Sehlfpf. 



THE ONE WHO WENT. 



"No clouds those regions know, 
Realm ever bright' and fair, 
For s(in, the source of mortal woe, 
Has never entered there." 

"Friendship is the opportunity for ser- 
vice. He has most friends and keeps then; 
most securely whose life most contributes to 
the good and happiness of others." 

A CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT A HOPE. 
Miss Ruby Burgess. 
Bishop Brown confesses to lack of faith in 
any but a God who is merely materialistic 



Somebody went away last night, when all 

was dim and dark, 
The hall clock slow, the lamplight low, the 

fire but a spark, 
The chamber chill, the nursery still, a ghost- 
ly moon agleam, 
In every bed a sleepyhead, in every heart a 

dream. 
Somebody tiptoed softly out, his bundle on 

his back, 
And good and glad and queer and sad the 

contents of that pack. 
The things you did, the things I did, the things 

we hoped and thought. 
The things we oughtn't to have said, the 

other thinas we ought; 
The smiles we smiled, the sighs we sighed, 

the little schemes we schemed, 
The laughs we laughed, the tears we cried, 

the little dreams we dreamed, 
And all the rest a gaunt, gray guest had gath- 
ered in his sackt — 
The Old Year, the bent year, and he never 

will come back ! 

Selected. 



WHAT LOVE CAN DO. 
Little Robert had been visiting a family of 
cousins; and though he had been away from 
home some weeks, he was not anxious to 
leave the spot where he had been so happy. 
"I like to stay there," he told Alice, "they 
have such a beautiful home." 

Alice was five years older than Robert, and 
she did not always pay much attention to 
what he said, but this remark seemed so odd 
that she closed the book and stared at him. 
"Did you say aunt Emma had a beautiful 
home, Bob Reysonl What a funny idea. It's 
just a plain little cottage." 

Bob looked puzzled and did not reply. 
But his sister replied: "And their furni- 
ture is really old, and some of the carpets 
worn out, and they have not nice pictures 
like ours. What makes you think her house 
is so beautiful?" 

Bob thought, for a moment before he an- 
swered: "I guess it must be because every- 
body is so nice to. everybody else, and nobody 
scolds or teases." 

At first the older sister smiled, and then 
the color rose in her cheeks. She saw that 
her brother was nearer right than herself. 
A fine house and expensive furniture and pic- ■ 
tures on the walls are not the things most 
beautiful. Love and courtesy and kindness can 
make the plainest, poorest home beautiful, 
and the lack of them will spoil a palace.— 
Afton Free Press. 

TIMELY READINGS. . 
When you have the blues, read Ps. 34. 
W r hen 'von worry, read Matt. 6 :19-34. 
When you are discouraged, read Isa. 40 
When God seems far away, read P s - ld »- 
When you are lonely or fearful, read Ps 23. 
For Jesus' idea of a Christian, read Matt 5. 
When you forget your blessings, read Ps. 103. 
When doubts come upon you, try John i.U. 
When your faith needs stirring, read Heb.fi. 
When 'you grow bitter or critical, read 1 Cor. 

For James' idea of religion, read James 1:19- 

27. 
When you feel down and out. read Rom. 8: 

3-39. 
For Paul's secret of happiness, read Col. 3: 

12-17. 
When you want courage for your task, read 

Josh.l. , 

When the world seems bigger than God, read 

Ps. 90. 
For Paul's lidea of Christianity, read 11 Cor. 

5:15-11. 
When you want rest and peace, read Matt. 11 : 

25-30. 

When you leave home for labor or travel, 

read Ps. 121. 
When you want Christian assurance, read 

- Rom. 8.1-30. 
For a great invitation, a great opportunity, 

read Isa. 55. 



—The population of New York City, at the 
time the New York State census was taken 
in 3925, was 5,873,356. That is a gain of more 
than 250,000 in five years. 



January 21, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



IRS. W. J. WILLIAMS PASSES TO HER 

REWARD. 



IS 



The members of Calvary Church and the 
eople of South Greensboro have been shock- 
Mid grieved by the death of Sister W. J. 
Hams. The family is sorely stricken. 



Sister Williams was born April 24, 1S70. 
he passed away Sunday evening-, January 
% 1926, at 9:15. She had been sick; for about 
•n c$ ys, having had influenza, but her con- 
tion was not considered serious until she 
Jveioped pneumonia three days before she 
ed. 

Before her marriage to Brother W. J. Wil- 

ims in 1894 she was Jennie Crawford. She 
3 the mother of five children, all of whom 
living l(nd are grown. The children are 
< sons, Levan, of Durant, Okla., and Early, 
Greensboro, three daughters, Mrs. T. B. 
hard, and' Misses Cynthia and Helen Wil- 
mis aid of Greensboro. Besides these chil- 
'en she leaves her husband and a great num- 
r of relatives and friends to grHeve and won- 

at their loss. 
In early life Sister Williams united with 
!e First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, 
jtter her marriage she transferred her nieni- 
'rship to Flat Rock Methodist Protestant 
lurch with her husband. In 1920 she and 
I family having moved to Greensboro unit- 
with Grace MethodUst Protestant Church 
|re she remained a faithful member umil 
3 Calvary Methodist Protestant Church was 
amzed in April, 1921, when she became 
m rter member of the new church, 
iter Williams was truly a good woman, 
le fulfilled well the greatest mission assign- 
to womankind, that of being a loving wife 
1 a devoted mother. She was naturally of 
luiet and reserved nature so that her greai- 
| : and her goodness did not appear in the 
Jt of public achievement, but in her quiet 
i earnest devotion to her home and to her 
-u-cn. Her splendid family of two sons and 
ee daughters constitute her monument Her 
erest m and devotion to her charch was 
er questioned by her pastor. Her flmih 
1 !!! r ^ taVe - ff --ed a great loss and 

n 



IN HONOR OF THE DEAD. 

Cain. 

Andrew S. Cain was born September 11, 
1865, and departed this life January 5, 1926. 
In early life he was united in marriage 
to Miss Claudia Bolton. To this union were 
born seven children. One preceded the father, 
dying in infancy. The six living- are Mrs. R. 
C. Loman, Mrs. J. A. Loinan, Mrs. F. L. 
Clapp, Mrs. J. C. Bell, Mrs. C. F. Elliott, 
one son, Mr. E. B. Cain. Besides the children 
he leaves 15 grand-children, three sisters, one 
brother, and his last wife to whom he was' 
married last April. She before her marriage 
to Mr. Cain was Sirs. Malissa Engllish, she 
having been maried before. While a young 
man he professed faith in Christ, and united 
with the M. E. Church near the Guilford 
Battle ground. His whole life was spent in 
Guilford County living in Greensboro and 
High Point; the last 17 years of his life 
was spent in High Point. His funeral was 
conducted by the writer assisted by Rev. Mr. 
Harvey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist 
Church. Interment took place in Oakwood 
cemetery. 

We extend to the beeaved ones our deepest 
sympathy. T. E. Pierce. 



Sister Sykes was a mouther of Hebron M. 
P. Church. She lived to be about 65 years 
of age. She was an invalid for some time. 
Her family, friends, and church were dear 
to her. She leaves her companion, children, 
and a host of friends to mourn their loss. 

The following- tribiiie was written by her 
son, Chas. Lee Sykes, an attorney of Ashe- 
ville, N. C, rwhile "Lead Kindly H"ht" 
was being sung at the funeral, which shows 
the esteem in which her memory is held by 
those who knew her best. B. M. Williams 
Mother dear is gone, 

Mother, the swee est name in every tongue. 
Mother, we will ever charish your sacred 
memory. 

All we are or over hope to be, we owe to thee. 
Mother has gone, 

Tho' not far away. 

Adieu, dearest of mothers, adieu. 



Che funeral services was held in the Cal- 
Methocfat Protestant Church Tuesday 
|rnoon at two o'clock, conducted by the 
tor assisted by Dr. A. G. Dixon, and Rev: 
. Mason of the Baptist Church, after which 
■ was buried in the Fiat Rock Cemetery.* T V 

large congregation and the large and 
;-utiful floral offering attested the high es- 
f iu which she was held. 
Srother Williams and his family hfve the 
P heart sympathy of the pastor, the entire 
gen, and of a host of friends. May the 
m of love comfort your hearts. We are 
1 you have learned to trust Him. Now 
'an look to Him who alone knows how 
>* f up the broken heart and heal the 
uuled spirit. Hold on to your Christian 
e and by and by we shall see those who 
e gone on before. L. W. Gerringer, Pastor. 
C-. 



Swain. 

Annie Elizabeth Swain, born August 7, 
1911, died November 20, 1925. She was the 
oldest daughter of Willie ant Mamie Swain. 
She leaves behind, father and mother, three 
brothers, five sisters, two grandfathers -and 
I two grandmothers and a host of other rela- 
tives and friends: to mourn thejir loss. 

She professed faith in Christ a few weeks 
before her death. She was a kind, obedient 
child, rendering her serviee to her ptrents, 
brothers and sisters in every way that she 
could. 

She loved to sing- the good old songs when 
about her daily work and was content with 
what she had. 

She was- sick only a short time; attended 
school two days prior to her death; scarlet 
fever the cause of her sudden and unexpected 
death. 

Her funerill services, were conducted at 

Spring Hill M. P. Church, Rev. Mr. Hilliard 

! Paying a beautiful tribute of respect to the 

deceased. The remains were laid to rest in 

the church cemetery. 

The large congregation of relatives and 

friends attended the funeral shows the hi<* 

i esteem in which she and the family are held 

grave was covered with flowers given 

by the Sunday school and her school mates 

the bereaved have our sympathy. 

A Neighbor. 



Sykes!. 

Mrs. J. A. Sykes died January 7, 1926 
Funeral services conducted at the home Jan- 
uary 8th. 

The writer assisted by Brother Garner, pas- 
tor of Mebane Presbyterian Church, conduct- 
, ed these services, after which the remans 
were placed in Hebron cemetery 



Jasper J. Sykes. 

Was born about 82 years ago; died Jan- 
uary 9, 1926. Funeral, January 10, conducted 
by the writer H Chestnut Ridge Church. The 
remains were then placed to rest £n the ceme- 
tery there to await the Resurrection Morn. 

Brother Sykes was one of the oldest and 
mest faithful members of Chestnut Ridge 
Church. 

Notwithstanding the extreme rough weath- 
er, a large congregation met to pay their 
respects to the memory of our dec-eased bro- 
ther. 

One of his sons said Brother Sykes had 
attended more services at Chestnut Ridge 
tU-.n any other person. He was faithful to 
attend Sunday school as well as church ser- 
vices. By so doing, he set an example which 
others should follow. 

Owe older members are rapidly paspinff 
away. May God help others to carry on the 
work which they so nobly began. 

May God comfort the 'bereaved ones. 

B. M. Williams. 

Wright. 

Mr. Thomas Wright died Jiauary 7, 1(H& 
Aged about (fifty-five yeara. 

He was taken to Shelby hospital, Janiwe* 
1, where he remained until death came 

He leaves a wife and eleven children and 
several grand children; one sister, Mrs. Lena 
Campion and three brothers, Jessie, Burt, 
and Frank Wright. 

He professed faith in Christ about twenty 
years ago and joined Friendship Church. 
Sometime after he moved some distance from 
the church, and could not attend regularly, 
but from what we can learn he was trying- 
to live right. - 

: tlJn Un tT al Sei T iCeS Wre lleld ™ ^ 1^'me and 
then th e remans were brought to FallstoH 
and hud to rest in Friendship cemetery. 

Reporter. 

A Good Man Gone. 

Arville C. Cecil w!s born in Davtldson Coun- 
ty m September, 1S65, and died at his home 
near High Point January 9, 1926. He lived 
and died m the community of his birth He 



18 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 21, 1926. 



MS sick for about three months, and all 
;hat physicians and nurses could do for him 
ivas done, but last Saturday about 11 A. M. 
Iiis spiitt went b.ck to God who gave it. 

He was twice married. The first time to; 
a Miss Hedgeeoek, and this union was bless- 
ed with four children. One of these died in 
infancy. The living are: Harold A., Flavius 
R., and Mrs. G. C. Payne. In 190b his wife 
died, later, he married Miss Vivian Dicks, of 
Randolph County. To this union one child 
was born : Helen Louise, who still survives. 
He also has three brothers und two sisters 
living. His brothers : J. E., D. L., and R. L., 
live in High Point, as does his sister, Mrs. 
. W. T. Kennedy. His other sister, Mrs. I. W. 
Burton, Ives near Tkomsville, N. C. 

The funeral services were conducted at 
Piieasant Grove Sunday 2 P. M. by his pastor, 
assisted by Rev. W. M. Pike, pastor, English 
St. Church, High Point. The floral offerings 
were earned by Misses Pope, Katherine 
Payne, Elda Clark, Deila Cecil, Mabel Cecil, 
and Anetta Payne, Pall bearers were McLean 
Cecil, Clyde Hedgeeoek, Earnest Burton, Fred 
Cecil, Edwin Cecil, Percy Payne, Thomas 
Shoaf, Lawrence Cecil, ind Vent Cecil. 

The deceased professed religion and joined 
Pleasant Grove Church when a young man, 
ami lived a consistent member to the time 
of his death.' His church will miss him, but 
most of all he will be missed in his home, 
lifts good wife has lost an affectionate hus- 
band and the little girl it loving father. Our 
sympathy goes out to all the bereaved family 
and we pray the Lord's richest benedCctions 
upon each of them. Brotuer Cecil lived a good 
Christian life, in his own quiet, unassuming 
way, and we fully expect to meet him, "in 
the sweet by and by." The attendance at the 
funeral wi.s unusually large. 

G. L. Reynolds, Pastor. 










COMMUNITY AND STERLING SILVER, PLAXED WARE, CHINA, CUT 

GLASS AND POXTfi®?. 

ODSMi'S, rNB0B?«Ba??3B, ftRESHSBOEQ, Iff. 6. 




HI«KH POINT COLLEGE. * 

College of the Methodist Protestant Ckureh. Co-sdueationai. Fitting for life and * 
for university courses. Just etossd a »u«««5gful year lb whieh one hundred and thirty- * 
four students were enrolled in the freehma* and gophomore elasses. 

Students are being' registered for the fall semester, wkich begins September 15th. * 
For years we have been looking forward to the time when we would have a eollej* in * 
North Carolina, and now that the dream has been realized we are appealing to all * 
Methodist Protestants and friends of the eirarefe to stand by the institution in its * 
first years of existence. 

Catalogue and application blank will be forwarded upon application. Thos« dear- * 
ing farther information should address The President, High Point College, High * 
Point, N. C. 



Ira Thomas Eice. 
The oldest of a large family of children of 
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Rice, of Gibsonville. Ira 
-jpas twenty years of age. Was born in 
Casweiil County and moved with his parents 
several years ago when still a boy to Gibson- 
ville where on August 1, 1925, he was married 
to- Miss Lucy Farrior. 

He was taken violently ill several weeks 
gao with typhoid fever. After a hard-fought 
battle the indications, were that he would 
recover when brain fever developed and hur- 
ried him itway at 5 o'clock on the evenin°- of 
December 20th. 

Funeral was held on the evening of the 31st 
and interment was in Bush Arbor cemetery in 
Caswell Co urn y. Rev. Gr. H. Hendry, pastor 
of the Methort'st Protestant Church of Gib- 
sonville, of which he was a member, officiated. 

Ira was a fine Christian gentleman. The 
church and kingdom suffered a distinct loss 
in his death. 

To his father 'ind mother, three sister? 
and two brothers we extend our sympathy. 
May they look to God as their solace and may 
they "sorrow not as those who have no 
hope. ' ' 



Bennett. 

W. S. Bennett was born December 5, 1850; 
died September 11, 1925, at the age of seven- 
ty-four years, nine months, and six days. 
January 6, 1870, .he was married to Sarah E. 
Smith ; to this union were born eight chil- 
dren; five boys and three girls, two boys died 
when small; and one daughter, Mrs. W. S. 
Sutton, died in 1916. The other five children 
together with bis wife, survive him. The liv- 
ing children are: Mrs. G. T. Sutton, Mrs. J. 
B. Bateman, Mr. G. R. Bennett, Mr. B. 
M. Bennett, and Mr. C. F. Bennett. Surviv- 
ing also, are twenty-nine grand-children and 
one great grand child. 

In early life he joined the M'. E. Church 
in Guilford county; he later moved his mem- 
bership to Fairview M. P. Church of whieh 
he was a faithful member till iihe time of his 
death. 

The church has lost a loyal member; the 
community held him in. high esteem and will 
greatly miss him. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. 
S. W. Taylor, assisted by his pastor C. G. 
Isley. His body was interred in Berea ceme- 
tery at Altaniahaw-Ossipee to await the resur- 
rection when his immortal, spirit shall be 
clothed with an immortal body. C. G. Isley. 



We Make a Specialty of 

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our conviction that we need not sorrow asi 
others who have no hope, for we know whom'| 
we have believed and are persuaded that He-L 
is able to keep that which Ave have committed f||| 
unto Him against that day, therefore, be it ||f| 
further f||| 

Resolved that a copy of these resolutions gg; 
be sent to our te.cher, Mr. T. O. Pender, *>B$ 
eopy to The Methodist Protestant Herakl.'f 



■t 



and a copy be spread upon the minutes of |||| 

our class. gSai 

Committee, mm 

J. E. Foust, 
M. P. Nicholson. 



Resolutions of Respects. 

Whereas, in (ike providence of our infinite- 
ly good and loving Heavenly Father who 
makes no mistakes, but doeth all things- 
well, Mr. John Pender, brother of our be- 
loved teacher, has been relieved of suffering 
and has been removed from our midst into 
the presence of our Lord and Savior, there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, that we, the members of the 
Men's Baraca Class of the Mebane Methodist 
Protestant Church of Mebane, N. O, thus 
express our deep sorrow for the tempoii ry 
loss, our sympathy for those left behind, and 



.HIS MISTAKE. 

He longed to find the road to fame, 
But not a highway bore that name. 
He thought to glory there must be 
A level path that he should see; 
But every road to which he came 
Possessed a terrifying name. 
He never thought that fame might lurk 
Along the dreary path called Work. 
He never thought to go and see 
What marked the road called Industry. 
Because it seemed so rough and high, 
He passed the road to Service by. 
Yet had he taken either way, 
He night have come to fame some day. 

— Detroit tFree Press. 



— More than 20 million motor vehicles were] 
registered in the United States in 1925. Of \ 
this total 17,658,191 were passenger automo- ' 
biles, while the rest were trucks aud motor- 
cycles. 



VOLUME XXXII. 



GREENSBORO, N. C, FEBRUARY, 4, 192G 



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LET THE BIBLE SPEAK FOP, ITSELF. 



in a particular form of .illiunination vouch- 
safed to Jesus when He was teaching in the 
villages of Palestine The great passage is it- 
own best warrant. No particular accounting 
for the authorship of the Psalms is vital l.'o 
any one who is reading and using these great 
hymns of faith in God day by day in thr- 
business of living. 

What the Christian church needs today is 
more actual reading and study of the Bible 
by its members and less worry and contention 
about any theory of inspiral ion or defense 
of the Bible books. '"When the Bible speak- 
for itself we know that it is for us a gift of 
God; that is enough. — Zion Herald. 



Sometimes the friends of the Bible seem to 
think that they must defend it by setting up 
around it the strong walls of high claims 
concerning its inspiration and authority. 
And the result often is that those who might 
otherwise read and study it with ready ant: 
responsive minds are repelled at the Very 
beginning. 

Is there, not a belter my? Why not let 
the Bible speak for itself and win its power 
over the lives of men now as it did in the 
beginning, by the sheer worth of its content- 
and the beauty of its teachings'? The Bible 
came into existence because those- who read 
its books found in them the help they needed 
for the hard task of living; and it never 
will fully win and finally hold the allegiance 
of men on any other grounds. It is not bee, use 
we are told that these are sacred writings 
that we enjoy them as we do; we rejoice and 
profit in the Bible because, in the classic 
phrase, "it finds us." There is no power in 
doctrines about the Bible to command us: 
it is the actual value of the book for daily 
living that gives, it place and power with 
living men now. What we need is not new- 
theories about the Bible but actual contact 
with it. 

This does not mean that we have no posi- 
tive doctrine about the Christian Scriptures. 
Quite the contrary. But this doctrine may get 
into the wrong place and become a menace 
instead of a. help. The best way in which to 
achieve a true doctrine of inspiration is not 
to make it a preliminary condition to Bible 
study, but 11 ther to shape it or ourselves a^. 
a result of study. The person who is working 
earnestly to master the Sermon on the Mount 
and be mastered by it will have no particular 
use for any definite dogma concerning its ori- 
gin or authority; he will be so absorbed and 
so compelled by the great utterance itself 
that he will soon be convinced beyond all 
need of specific doctrines that it orgim.'ted 



— Miss Pinkie Waugh organized a Junior 
C. E. Society in Calv ry Church last Sunday 
with six members. She expects to have more 
and thinks the beginning encouraging. 

— Rev. L. W. Gerringer's sermon to young 
men last Sunday night made a strong argu- 
ment for right and honorable living. Next 
Sunday night he is to preach to young women. 

— Christian Endeavorers of our various So- 
cieties in Greensboro have a banquet or slip- 
per together in Grace Church hut tonight. 

— We recently published a statement from 
Dr. Shelton, distinguished soholar of the 
Methodist Episropal Church, to the effect that 
there is no way to prove that all parts of tin- 
Bible were divinely inspired. Rev. J. F. Dosier 
has taken up the challenge and in a continued 
article makes an effort to do what Dr. Sheldon 
says cannot be done. We believe that Brother 
Dosier could do it if any one can. We will 
read with interest his argument in this and 
next week's Herald. 

— Mrs. Holliday, wife of our esteemed bro- 
ther D. M. Holliday, of Grace Church, died af- 
ter a lingering illness and was buried las'. 
Wednesday near Staley. Rev. Lawrence Lit- 
tle conducted the funeral service. 

— Brother J. A. Cox, of Calvary church, 
has been in with pneumonia for a week. He 
is reported much better and the anxiety of 
friends is relieved. 

— Mrs. T. C. Bosher was on her way with 
two little sons to West End M. P. Church last 
Sunday night, when she was run over by a 
street car and instantly killed. It is thought 
that she stumbled and fell in front of the 
car. 



THE ONE WHO WOULDN'T FUSS. 

Mrs. Peter Marshall was running some long 
tucks on her machine, '. nd every time she 
got to the end of a tuck she stopped to fasten 
off her thread. And while the machine was 
silent she kept hearing a little voice below 
her window-, talking in loud, angry tones. 

"You are jus' horrid,'' said the voice, "I 
don't love you a bit." 



And another time: "You are just as ugly 
n' stupid as you can be — so there!" Arid 
ai out the end of the sixth tuck: "I've a great 
mind to knock you in the head. ' ' 

"Dear me — dear met" exclaimed Mrs. Pet- 
er Marshall, "who in tile world can this be 
that Daisy Bell is quarreling with'? I must 
call her in." 

But when she put her head out of the win- 
dow and <i lied, "Daisy— Daisy Bell," a smil- 
ing little face looked up through the leafy 
bushes. "Who is that with you, daughter.'" 
asked the mother. 

"Nobody, mother dear, except Peggy-from- 
Paris," answered Daisy Bell,- holding up her 
best doll. "I have been trying to get up a 
quarrel with her, but she won't say a word, 
and you just can't keep on fussing with a 
body who won't answer back." 

"No, thank goodness, you can't," laughed 
Mrs. Peter Marshall. 

Another. day the lady was writing a letter- 
oil the porch, but this time she was disturbed 
by the same sounds as before, only today 
somebody was answering back. Daisy Bell and 
her brother Wilfred were fussing over a cro- 
quet game. 

"Come here, daughter, just a minute," said 
Mrs. Peter Marshall; "I want to ask a favor 
of you. " 

The little girl came at once to her mother's 
side, and listened to something whispered hi' 
her small, pink ear. "Will you try it?" asked 
the mother, kissing Daisy Bell's cheek: 

The little croquet-player nodded and ran 
back to strike her ball. After that there was 
no more fussing. 

Would you like to know what Mrs. Peter 
Marshall whispered in the small, pink ear? I 
will tell you: "Try Peggy-f rom-Paris 's plan 
for not fussing ! ' ' — Y\ T estern Recorder. 



IF 

If there be some weaker one, 

Give me strength to help him on; 

If a blinder soul there be, 

Let me guide him nearer Thee. 

Make my mortal dreams come true 

With the work I fain would do. 

fftClothe with life the weak intent; 

Let me be the thing I meant. 

Let me find in Thy employ 

Peace that dearer is than joy; 

Out of self to love be led 

And to heaven 1 eclimated, 

Until all things sweet and good 

Seem my natural habitude. — Selected. 



— A lot of people drive as fast as if they 
were going to the doctor. And some of them 
are, but don't know it. — Huntington Adver- 
tiser. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 4, 1926. 



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LUTHER BURBANK, INFIDEL. 'science is completely baffled; it does not know. 

According to associated press reports, Mr. If science can not tell what life is, bow, then, 
Burbank, wizard in horticulture, is, by his ; can science know what life continues to do 
own confession, an •'infidel in the true sense j when it ceases to be active here? This same 
of the word." He says, "I do not believe great teacher said, "Except a grain of corn 
what has been served me to believe. I am a ' fall into, the ground and dies, it abideth 
doubter, a questioner, a skeptic. "When it can alone. ' ' If that grain of corn, by dying, can 



be proved to me that there is immortality, produce its perfect likeness in the full ma- about the eternal verities of God, he gets his 



that there is resurrection beyond the gates tured corn, "why should it be thought a thing 

of death, then will I believe. Until then, no. ' ' ' incredible ' ' that the God — Mr. Burbank would 

He seems to be an unbeliever of the unbe- say " power " ; — who made the corn, and fixed 

lievers, and will not be convinced until , the laws of its reproduction, should bring 

science, on which he appears to rely, leads back to life and to re incarnation those whom they seem to try to justify their position in 

him to the light. He thinks that there is '• he created in his own image and for his glo- 1 no t believing, they would find the truth, and 

some great power in the universe but he ! ry ? Mr. Burbank will not deny that the grain the truth would make them free. 



claimed to be. By the very nature of the ease, 
this must be so; and if Mr. Burbank will 
carry his statement to its logical conclusion, 
he must make this admission. 

In his sjmere, Mr. Burbank is a very re- 
markable man, but when he gets into the 
phere of the spiritual, and talks bis doubts 



feet on sandy foundations, as does every oth- 
er one who tries to find justification for his 
infidelity to God and to his truth. If all such 
'men would try as bard to know the truth as 



does not know what it is, or what to call ] of corn must die in order to live again, and 
it more than "power." "It may be a con- j until he can explain that he ought not doubt 
scious mind, and it may not." He does not ] the resurrection. 

understand it, and can't, for it is incompre- l Another argument that he makes for his 
bensible. Yet he seems to imply that this j unbelief seems altogether without support in 
power, whatever it is, is back of the universe, fact and in reason. He refers to Christ as 
and repousible for it. All religions, he thinks, j a wonderful psychologist, and presumably 
must fail. None is perfect nor inspired; and j thinks that he was a great and good man. 
the prophets of religion, not being wise men, j But Christ, he says, "was an infidel of his 
must be kept within the bounds of common i day because he rebelled agi.inst the prevail- 
sense by science. He does not believe in any < mg religion and government." The idea! 



S. W. Taylor. 



hereafter, either for the good or the bad. A 
God that would send any body to hell is re- 
pugnant to him; and science disproves the 
possibility of life after death. And besides, 
there would, not be sufficient room in the uni- 
verse for the perpetual preservation of hum- 
an souls, and all other living beings ihat have 
been here for their short span." How child- 
ish such talk! Jesus!, he says, was an infidel 
of his age because "he rebelled, against the 
prevailing religion an-d government." He 
says that be loves Jesus and his works, and 
thinks that Jesus has been "outrageously 
belied." 

One cannot but wonder if Burbank has ev- 
er tried to find out the truth about the 
things that he says he does not believe? There 
is a certain great teacher that stands far in! 
advance of all the world's wisdom — and Mr.] 
Burbank says that he loves this teacher- 
who said, "If any man will do his will, he! 
shall know of the doctrine." Has Mr. Bur-j 
bank ever tried this teat? He is a scientist,' 
and insists on proof for what be believes. 
All right, Christ says that he may have it in 
the realm of religion as well as in the realm j 
of science. "If any man will do his will, he 1 
shall know." Mr. Burbank has never had in 
the scientific world a better opportunity to 
test his knowledge by proof than he has here. 
But he has not made this test, or he would 
not talk like he does. 

It is further surprising that one with Mr. 
Burbank 's remarkable mind would rest his 
unbelief in matters spiritual upon such sandy 
foundations. He does not belief in the resur- 
rection, he says, because "science disproves 
reincarnation and life after death." It is 
true that science does know a great deal 
about life, and can' do a great deal with life ; 
but science has not yet been able to produce 
life, nor even tell what life is. It knows a 
great deal about the expressions of life, and 
can do a great many things with these expres- 
sions in their various forms — Mr. Burbank 
has proved that in many instances — but when 
it comes to telling what life is in its essence. 



There is hardly a Sunday school boy or girl 



THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE. 1. 

This is a big .subject if one were to at- 
tempt to notice all of the half-baked theories 
and quibbles of those who deny its inspira- 
tion. Those persons who deny the Divine in- 
suppose them to be. Disclose the facttl that 
they are not as well acquainted with the 
Bible as they are with what they call science. 
They disclose the fact that they are not as 
well acquainted with the Bible as one would 



to be found any where who does not know [ suppose them to be. Disclosethe fact that 
that Christ was brought up in the Jewish | they have read little or none of the great 
church by pious Jewish parents; ttat he be-Smass of literature on the other side. "Write, 
came a member of the church when he was I or speak, much in disparagment of theology 
twelve years of age; and that throughout bis [and theologians, showing themselves to be 

"blissfully ignorant" of both. They make 
sweeping: statements that are not true; such 
as; "No well-informed person believes in 
hell." "No well-informed person believes in 
the creation account as given in Genesis." 
"All well-informed persons believe in evolu- 
tion." "No well-informed person believes in 
miracles." "No well-informed person believes 
in the planary inspiration of the Bible." "No 
well-informed persons believe in the personal 



earthly life he was a strict observer of the 
essentials in the Jewish religion. It is true 
that he found it necessary to correct some of 
the erroneous teachings of some of the reli- 
gionists of his day; and this he did unhesi- 
tatingly and unsparingly. But he is not an 
"infidel" because of that, nor untrue to his 
religion. And, as for the government of his 
day, his attitude and practice is summed up 
in bis rebuffing answer, made to the Jews who 



sought to entrap him in his talk: "Render., return of Jesus Christ." These are a few 



unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, 
and unto God the things that are God's." 

Further, he says, "I am in love with Christ 
as a man, and with his works." "This is a 
hard saying; who can hear it?" If Jesus 
were osly a man, as Mr. Burbank claims, he 
was the biggest fraud and deceiver that the 
world has known, and not loveable at all. The 
idea of hell is repugnant to Mr. Burbank, and 
yet it is through the teachings of Jesus that 
we know most about it. Still he says that 
he loves Jesus. How can this be? Mr. Bur- 
bank says also that he is in love with the 
works of Jesus. What did Jesus say about his 
works? "If I do not the works of my Father, 
believe me not. But if I do, though ye be- 
lieve not me, BELIEVE THE WORK; that 
ye may know and believe that the Father is 
in me, and I in him. And again he says, "The 
works that I do in my Father's name, THEY 
BEAR WITNESS OF ME." The works of 
Jesus, he says, are his "Witnesses'" to his 
elaims. And his claims are that he is the Son 
of God, the God-Man, and that his mission in 
the world is to save the world, and bring it 
back redeemed to God. How Mr. Burbank 
can love Jesus and his works, and still be an 
infidel is difficult to understand. If Jesus is 
lovable, then he must be every thing that he 



samples of the sweeping statements often met. 
with in books and articles in the magazines 
and papers, which are utterly false and mis- 
leading. What can be the object in making 
such statements? Isn't ignorance, or some- 
thing worse? Or have such persons become 

; so obsessed with their own theories thjat 

ithey are rendered incapable of sound reason- 
ing? When a person says "all scientists of 

[all kinds, believe in evolution," as a certain 
Ph. D. did to the writer, he's beside the 

| facts. We simply referred him to Prof. Vir- 

ichow, and others, later. I do not know wheth- 
er he did not know, or whether he thought I 
did not know. In either case the facts were 

; against him. As to belief in hell, miracles, 
plenary inspiration of the Bible, the personal 

i return of Jesus Christ — to say that no well- 
informed person any longer believes in these, 

iis to show one's ignorance, or something worse. 
Now to get back to the subject: if all of 

'the Bible is not inspired, why do not those 
men and woman who deny its full* inspira- 
tion tell us just what part, or parts, are in- 
spired, and what are not? This they never 
do. The truth is, some of them do not be- 
lieve that any of it is inspired, in any mirac- 
ulous, or Divine, sense. No more inspired 
than Shakespeare, Milton, Baton, Locke, &c. 



February 4, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



lis is the contention of James Freeman 
arke and others. So they are all the way 
om no real Divine, miraculous, inspiration, 
scrappy, partial, inspiration, that carries 
authority, and amounts to nothing, leaving 
ery one to make his own Bible, inasmuch as 
ey fail to separate the , wheat from the 
aft'. They cast doubt and question upon the 
lole thing, -leaving' us no ' ' sure word of 
■ophecy, " and like Solomon's "strange 
man," who "wipeth her mouth, and saith, 
have done no wickedness,'" though they 
ertlirow the faith of thousands. 
It has been said by some, as an objection 
believing all the bible, that if you require 
me to believe all of the Bible, they will 
t believe any of it. This may be so in some 
ceptional cases. But suppose it is, must we 
pen-knife" the Bible to suit some skeptic? 
he can't believe, that's his misfortune, 
lere's no way to force him to believe, if 
would. But it is passing strange that per- 
s who contend for an uninspired, or par- 
ity, inspired, Bible, cannot see that to 
ve the average person the Bible, and say 
Take this book and read it. We used to 
ink it inspired by God Almighty, but our 
ise men and scholars have found this to 
: a mistake. There's some truth in it, but 
■reat deal of error." Can't any one see 
at any sensible, thinking person would 
ink, if he did not say so, "Well, if that 
i the case, I have no time to fool with it." 
If part of it is untrue, perhaps it all is — 
iw am I to know the true from the false?" 
The truth is, such a Bible carries no au- 
ority. Human reason is made supreme, 
ich a conception of the Bible is Rational- 
m, pure and simple. Is evangelical Chris- 
anity going to surrender to this pernicious, 
adly error? If so, it had just as well write 
Ichabod" on its doors, and quit. Whoever 
lew of a modernist, a Rationalist, to be 
soul-winner"? Whoever knew of a great 
-angelist, a great preacher of the Word, 
•om John • Wesley to the present, that did 
)t believe in the full Divine inspiration of 
le Bible"? Such men as Chas. G. Finney- 
wight L. Moody, R. A. Torrey, Sam. P. 
Hies, Chas. W. Spurgeon, Billy Sunday, Mr, 
am, R. A. Pearson, and scores and scores 
: others. Who ever knew of a modernist to 
; a pioneer, pushing- his way into the. Jun- 
es of Africa, the South sea Islands, among 
Wages and cannibals, as David Livingstone 
id John G. Patton, and many others'? No 
le — and it never will be known. These mis- 
onaries are preachers and teachers of the 
ord and not " criticizers. " Jesus said, "Go 
tto all the world and preach"*— not to criti- 
se. So did Paul to Timothy, "Preach the 
ord" — not to criticise. The original word 
•anslated j" preach), " meantf to caty as a 
Braid, one whose business it was to call the 
5semblies together, similar to our court-criers 
o criticism in this, but to announce a fact, 
o, to preach the word is to announce, or 
eelare, the word, and not to criticise it. So [ 
doss not suit the one who does not believe 
a fully inspired Bible to push out among 
tubals and savages, with his criticisms, 
lultfindings, etc., until some real herald of 



the cross has preceded him and prepared the the men — they are not convincing even the 
soil for him to "sow-tares." Or cuckoo- like, male smokers that it is right for them to do 
after some one else has made a good nest, so. The Rock Island Argus says: "There is 
by hardships of various kinds, and exposing a mannishness about a woman's cigarette 
himself to many dangers to life and limb, smoking that doesn't set well with the; male." 
this "criticiser" does not scruple to take; Ninety girls in the Ohio State University, 
possession, if he can, forgetting, or ignoring, ' when questioned as to why they smoki I, 
the command, "Thou shalt not steal." So replied: "We have just as much right to 
we ask again, "Whoever knew of a person smoke as the boys." The Ann Arbor Times- 
who does not believe in a fully inspired Bible \ News comments upon this as follows: "Their 
to be a soul-winner, or a revivalist? Who are | logic is wholly sound. They have the right. 
the men that are stirring the world to-day, j The only question is whether its a right 
religiously, where any stirring is done"? Men j worth using. Once a sculptor spent long year-. 
wdio believe the Bible, and believe it intense- j making the figure of a monkey. After he had 
ly. The revival of the lSth century, initiated j finished the work he gazed upon it in dis- 
by the Wesleys and Whitefield, turned back 1 gust, saying: 'I could just as easily have 
tlie tide of infidelity in England, and ushered made the figure of a man.' ' 



AU smokers, male or female, could just 
as easily spend their time and money in do- 
ing something worth while, instead of pol- 
luting- pure air, weakening mind and body, 

last 



in a new day there. So of America, the early 

Methodist preachers ur.)ler Biahop Asbury 

did a like work here, as the Wesleys and their 

cr-laborers did in England. Again, we say. 

whoever knew a Unii arian, a higher critic, a j and makng themselves look like the 

modernist, to lead anyone to repentance, to , rose of summer. " 

salvation"? Whenever one loses faith in the J By the way, Dr. R. Hofstatter, the noted 

integrity and authority of God's word, he , Vienna physician, says that the use of eigaret 

"grieves" the Spirit of God, and God departs 

from him as from Samson, and he becomes 



"weak like other men." So, when we as a 
shureb, or Protestantism as whole, depart, 
from the fai h of our fathers, as regards the 
inspiration of the Bible, we had just as well 
call in our missionaries, shut up our churches 
and quit, so far as saving souls is concerned. 
True, we might continue to spend much mon- 
ey on fine church houses — pagans have done 
this — pipe organs, surpliced choirs, and vari- 
our "programmes," etc and etc ad inifini- 
tum, but the people would continue to live 
in worldliness and sin, and go down to perdi- 
tion. It is not an unreasonable supposition that 
there is such an unprecedented amount of 
crime at the present time, is because so many 
have thrown the Bible on the scrap-heap, and 
with this goes all belief in a future life, re- 
wards, punishments — Divine retribution — a 
"judgment to come." So every fellow does 
"as seems good in his own eyes" — to him. So 
as a result, we see the Sabbath, the marriage 
relation, the value of human life, the right 
to property,, largely ignored and trampled 
on. So as a result we see a generation of 
reckless, dare-devil, God- defying persons. 
"Neither fear God nor regard man." Driv- 
en by the devil into all kinds of reckless, dare 
devil crime, as completely as the swine were 
driven into the lake. We are "sowing the 
wind and reaping the whirlwind," Paul said 
that in "the last days perilous times should 
come." And Jesus said ',iniquity should 
abound." 

That there should be false teachers and 
false Christs, 'fid lead many astray, and so did 
the apostle Peter. That there should "come 
scoffers walking after their own lusts," de- 
nying 

sus said, "Nevertheless when the Son of man 
cometh shall he find faith on the earth." 

n J. F. Dosier. 



tes by women is damaeing to facial beauty; 
that the features usually become murh sharp- 
er, the comers of the lips prematurely wrink- 
led, that the lower lip shows a tendency to 
stick out, and that the lips lose their color 
and become very pale. 

Dr. E. L. Fish, medical director of the New 
York Life Institute, says : ' ' Working indoors 
all day, dancing all night, SMOKING CIGAR- 
ETTES and failing to take healthy erereise, 
is shortening the lives of women between the 
ages of 15 and 32. The death rate from tu- 
berculosis between the ages of 15 and 20 has 
increased 6t) percent." 



HOPE FOR HUMAT 



*CT KP.CiTP. 



CIETY. 



Education, Civilization, Religion — Especially 
Christianity — Should S»rely C-et Us Some- 
where. 
By Luther K. Lcng. 

I am reading with verj' gseat interest Hes- 
ry G Wells' "The Outline ef History." The 
author has a large view and a strong grasp 
of his subject. His remarks on the world 
situation at the time of Alexander the Great 
are very impressive. 

Stories concerning Philip and Olympiasi — 
father and mother of Alexander — and sever- 
al other prominent people of those times, 
are related. Following that, Mr. Wells goes 
on to say: 

"These stories have to be told because 
history cannot be understood without them. 
Here was the great world of men between 
India and the Adriatic ready for union, ready 
as it had never been before, for a unifying 
control. Here was the wdde order of the Per- 
sian empire with its roads, its posts, its 
the return of the Lord Jesus. And Je- 1 general peace and prosperity, ripe for the 

fertilizing influence of the Greek mind. And 
these s' ories display the quality of the human 
beings to whom those great opportunities 
came. Here was this Philip who was a very 
great and noble man, and yet he was drunken, 
he could keep no order in his household. Here 



WOMAN'S RIGHT TO SMOKE. 
Will. H. Brown. 



While some women are arguing that they was Alexander in many ways gifted above 
have a ri°-hit to smoke— just as much right as 'any man of his time, and he was vain, sus- 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



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pioious, and passionate, with a mind set 
awry by his mother. 

"We are beginning to understand some- 
thing of what the world might be, something 
of what our race might become, were it not 
for our still raw humanity. It is barely a 
matter of seventy generations between our- 
selves and Alexander; and between ourselves 
and the savage hunters, our ancestors, who 
charred their food in the embers or ate it 
raw, intervene some four or five hundred gen- 
erations. There is not much scope for the 
modification of a species in four or five 
hundred generations. Make men and women 
only sufficiently jealous or fearful or drunk- 
en or angry, and the hot red eyes of the 
cave-men will glare out at us today. We have J 
writing and teaching, science and power; 
we have tamed the beasts and schooled the 
lightning; but we are only shambling to- 
ward the light. We have tamed and bred 
the beasts, but we have still to tame and 
breed ourselves. ' ' 

Does all this seem very discouraging? Yes. 
and no. Yes, if we are to continue along the 
same old lines and in the same old way. No, 
if we are to make free use of the newer 
light and of the forces that are becoming more 
fully understood, and which are found to be 
at our service. 

It is true as Mr. Wells concludes— "We 
have tamed and bred the beasts, but we have 
still to tame and breed ourselves." 

But can we tame and breed ourselves? 
Most assuredly we can, if we study and ap- 
ply the facts "and laws of Heredity as they 
are ably set forth in ' ' The Fruit of the Fam- 
ily Tree," by Wiggam — and in the writings 
of other scholars. 

The Interdenominational Student Confer- 
ence—held in Evanston, Illinois, from Decem- 
ber 29 to January 1— took significant action 
on this matter. Here is the report of it : 

"Resolved, that the interdenominational 
student conference 'go on record as favoring 
the adoption by our country and the church 
of a modified program of eugenics, consisting 
of these recommendations: 

"1. The legalizing of the dissemination of 
information concerning contraception, or birth 
control. 

"2. By means of segregation and sterili- 
zation, progressively eliminate Jhose who 
are, by heredity, mentally unfit. 

"We believe that these recommendations 
are in accord with the spirit of Jesus, -who 
came that we might have abundant life, 
which means the possibility of everyone liv- 
ing up to the best and fullest of his powers, 
and not a flooding of the country with vast- 
ly superfluous numbers of undereducated and 
underfed children who have an exceedingly 
small chance of becoming anything but econ- 
omic and social burdens." 

We can also control our own conduct — 
wisely regulating our individual and social 
relations — if we cultivate and increase and 
make use of the Intelligence with which we 
are endowed. Profesor James Harvey Rob- 
inson and others are contributing in a splen- 
did way to the understanding, of the human 
mind. We may believe that— as they under- 
stand themselves and their fellow-men bet- 



ter/ — men will cooperate more perfectly in 
bringing to pass better individual and social 
conduct. 

Above all, we have the life, teaching and 
spirit of Jedus Christ. His philospohy of 
God, of men, of life, has not been exhausted. 
His power to save and to upbuild is with 
us today. Taking his teaching seriously, 
yielding to his spirit, living in harmony 
with his will, 'there is -no end to the improve- 
ment that will be made in human affairs. 
Recognizing the authority of Jesus let us 
hear again with interest, and obey with de- 
votion the words of the Great Commission: 

"Go ye therefore, and make disciples of 
all nations, baptizing them in the name of 
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spir- 
it: teaching them to observe all things what- 
soever I commanded you: and lo, I am with 
you always, even unto the end of the world. ' ' 



THE DOXOLOGY TO THE LORD'S PRAY- 
ER. 

Rev,. W. A. Leclfcrd. 

The Long Meter Doxology written by Bi- 
shop Ken near the close of the seventeenth 
century, has met with such universal favor 
and occupied such a large place in the minds 
and hearts of Christians, till it is almost 
startling to the common mind to suggest that 
there is another doxology in existence. Yet 
'most all commentators refer to the portion 
of the Lord's Prayer following the petitions 
as the doxology, which is "a hymn of praise 
and honor to God." It reads thus!, "For 
thine is the kingdom, and the power and the 
glory, for ever. Amen." And is a most ap- 
propriate ending for this matchless prayer. 

The American Standard Yersion of the Bi- 
ble does not contain the doxology as found 
in Matthew 6:13 in the King James Yersion, 
nor is it found in Luke in any translation. 
The majority of modern scholars omit it, 
who regard it an interpolation by some pious 
Jew, deriving it from the use of the Liturgies 
of the Early Church. The principal arguments 
against it having a place in the canonical 
scriptures is its absence in Luke, from the 
four oldest uncial and five oldest cursive man- 
uscripts : it is neither found in the Latin 
and Coptic Versions, nor in any of the cita- 
tions of the Latin Fathers. On the contrary I 
it is in perfect h'.rniony with all scriptural ; 
teachings : has been a part of the liturgy of I 
the Church from almost the days of the Ap- 
ostles themselves and worthy of the place j 
it has occupied in the devotional life of the; 
Church during her long and honored history ! 

The doxology to the Lord's Prayer is more 
than a courteous, affectionate ending such! 
as we atti.ch to our letters. It is far more than 
any pious, solemn "Good-bye" when the 
best of friends part. It is more nearly like 
the peroration of an oration, when the salient 
points are summed up and the main argu- 
ments are enforced. God is attributed with a 
Kingdom, Power, and Glory that lire imperish- 
able. They are surrounded with an atmosphere 
of immortality. These forming a marked con- 
trast with the changing kingdoms of this 
world, whose rulers have such limited pow- 
ers, and whose glory is mostly wanting. The 
closing Amen, meaning ' ' so be it " or in mo- 



dern parlance, "all right," is more thitn a 
willingness for God to have the Kingdom) 
Power, and the Glory; it is, yea, a deep satn 
isfaction and a special delight for God to 1 ' 
have them now and for eternity. The pioui^ 
souls wall continue to repeat these closing 
lines of the time honored Lord's Prayer fre- 
quently, reverently and fervently regardless 
of whitt others may do. The intrinsic worth 
of the doxology to the Lord's Prayer will 
save it from perishing; from the earh. 



IN MEMOSIAM. 

We, the members of the Woman 's • Home 
and Foreign Missionary Society of the M. P. 
Church of Winston-Salem, wish to offer a 
tribute of. love and esteem to the memory of 
our dear sister, Mrs. Mary Murphy Hauser, 
wife of R. N. Hauser, who died November 25, 
1925. 

Whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Fath- 
er in His love and tender mercy to remove 
from our midst our esteemed and loyal mem- 
ber who "was ever willing and ready to pro- 
mo tr e the work of her Master and. who leaves 
with us sweet memories of her beautiful life 
and Christian character; while we shall in- 
deed miss her presence and cheerful smile, 
we feel our loss is her eternal gain. 

Therefore, be it resolved : — 

First: That in her death we have lost a 
true friend and co-worker in Christ. 

Second : That we extend our deepest sym- 
pathy to the bereaved family and commend 
them to the care and keeping of One who 
doeth all things well. 

Third : That copies of these resolutions be 
sent to i he family, be recorded in the minutes 
of the Missionary Society, and be published 
in the church paper and Missionary Record. 

Mrs. 0. W. Hanner, 
Mrs. H. G. Paschal. 
Mrs. W. N. PegTam, 
Committee. 



FROM THE JAPAN TIMES. 

The following, received from Rev. Dr. L. 
Layman, Nagoya, Japan, is an editorial from 
the largest newsp per, printed in English, 
owned and controlled by Japanese, in Japan. 
It is supposed to reflect the ideas of -.the Gov- 
ernment. The occasion of the editorial is the 
presence of Dr. John R. Mott on his 7th vis- 
it to these shores. "Dr. Mott's present visit 
on these shores is especially interesting, in- 
deed gratifying, as it is in response to the 
invitation of the. National Christian Council 
of Japan, which wishes to have his opinoion 
on the cpiestions of the service that the Japan- 
ese Christians may render to the world, and 
of services the world's Christians may render 
to Japan. 

We have no doubt that Dr. Mott has liber-; 
a-lly benefited his hosts with valuable coun- 
sel, so that the Japanese delegates to the 
World Christian Evangelization Congress at 
Jerusalem in 1927 may know what to say and 
how to act. For our par*, we take the present! 
opportunity to put on record our view, as a 
non-Christian independent observer, of what 
Christianity and Christians have done to this 
country. 

Ii' is common enough to say that Japan 



January 28, 1026. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



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as woe her present place in the world through 
er prowess at arms, as if mankind had no 
ritcrion for judging the greatness of a peo- 
le but the brute instinct to kill each other. 

No, thai is not the only criterion, nor yet 
he main criterion. There is a higher standard 
ideed, the highest standard, namely the qual- 
.y of civilization. What is it that has given 
apan her present civilization? 

It may be claimed that Japan has had Gen- 
tries of oriental civilization, that has prepar- 
1 her to rise to a higher plane of humanity 
id enlightenment. 

But no amount of sophistry will hide the 
let that it is the Christian workers and 
hristian civilization that have lifted Japan 
love the darkess of okl ideas and backward 
istoms, and put her on the path of progress 
id higher culture. 

Modern Japan may have been an apt pupil; 
it she has had her days of tutelage, and her 
dors have been neither Buddhists nor Con- 
icianists, but the Christians wi h their Chris- 
an civilization. 

Thirty years ago we had extraterritoriality 
moved not because we had our own enlight- 
ted judiciary system, but because we wen" 
sart and soul into mastering and adopting 
:e Christian system and ideas of justice. 

We are today received to all practical 
irposes, (except alas, in immigration ques- 
on) as equals in the most advanced centers 
' the world's civilization, and that not be- 
iiise we are the descendents of people of 
e highest bravery, with a noble code of chiv- 
ry, but because we have succeeded in assim- 
iticg the Christian standard of e-'hies and 
orality as well as Christian good manners. 
?t us ask who it was that taught .us in this | 
rugg-le for uplift in pur selves. The answer 

perfec-'ly simple. The Christians and Chris- 
Mi ideas of love, humanity, justice and pro- 
•iety, therefore, Christianity. Japanese 
iristians professing their belief in the Bible, 
id going to churches may not be very large: 
it the Japanese men and women who think 
good Chris ians do without knowing it. 
id are propagating and actinsr up to Chris- 
m ideas are innumerable. In fact it may be 
id, without exaggeration, that if Christian- 
v as a religion be making- but a slow pro- 
ess in Japan, the Christian ideas may he 
id to have already conquered the country. 
Take the Christian festival, for instance- 
is fast becoming a national institution, the 
aditional idea of celebrating the anniver- 
ry of the birth of the Lord of Peace appeal- 
g strongly to the Japanese sentiment. In 
|kyo, at all events, the Christmas season ! 
s become one of rejoicing and fraternity ! 
■ take fiction and magazine and newspaper 
tides for popular reading', in Japan, one 
nnot help heing astonished to see to what 
tent their writers are guided by Christian 
eas. For this Chris' ian conquest, of which; 
3 are not ashamed, we must admit that weJ 
re it to Christian workers, foreign and Jap-f 

O J i 

lese, especially w-orkers like those who are 1 

presented by .-.our great visitor, now in our 

iclst. We sometimes think that these work-, 

s would be more welcome to us and aceom-i 

t 

sh more if they did not talk so exclusively ' 
religious topics. None the less wg cannot ' 



deny that they are doing us a world of good.' 
i These are our plain but frank words of wel- 
I come to Dr. Mott. ' ' Fred C. Klein. 



Asftebcro. — While there has not been a 
death in our membership here since confer- 
ence, 3 r ct a number of our people have been 
called upon to give up loved ones. On Dec- 
ember IS, Mr. M. L. Winningham, father of 
our A. R. Winingham who at present is liv- 
ing in Florida, passed to his reward at the 
age of sixty-six years and the funeral was 
conducted by the writer assisted by Rev. C. 
H. Hill at Giles' Chapel on Sunday, Decem- 
ber 20. 

On January IS, Mrs. Z. A. Lewallen, grand- 1 
mother of Miss Beatrice Lewallen and mother 
of Mrs. H. S. B. Thompson, was called home i 
at the age of 82 years. The funeral was held 
from our church on January 20 and was con- 
ducted by the writer, assisted by other min- 1 
isters of the town. Mrs. Lewallen held her ; 
church membership at New Union Church on 
Richland Circuit and was an excellent woman. 

On January IS, Brother Colvin McCain, 
brotberinlaw of our brother J. S. Ridge, fell , 
from the running board of an automobile and. 
was killed. The funeral was held at Char- 
lotto M. P. Church on January 20th and 
was conducted by Brother C. H. Hill, the 
pastor. 

On January 21, Mrs. David C. Stanley half 
sister of our brother R.. D. Lowdermilk, fell 
asleep in Christ and was buried the following 
day at Flag Springs M. P. Church, the writer j 
holding the service. 

Recently, Mr. Robert Walker, of the west- ] 
ern part of the county, father of Mrs. H. W. 
Ferree of our church, died at an advanced 
age. We sympathize with all of these who I 
have been called upon to give up loved ones, j 

Attendance at all the services except the 
Wednesday evening prayer meeting continues 
good. At the prayer meeting this w-eek we 
are to discuss the question, How the church 
may reach the community to a larger extent. 
With apologies to Grace Church we are divid- 
ing the people into two classes, old and young, ! 
and will see who can muster the largest nnm- 1 
ber. 

Next Sunday has been set aside as Annual j 
Conference Day and we are hoping to raise 
a good deal of our Annual Conference Budget, i 

It has been decided that the regular month- 1 
ly business meeting of the church will be held j 
on Tuesday night after each first Sunday. The 
one held last month was very helpful. 

The carpet and pews have not yet been put 
in our church but sentiment is getting very| 
strong for them now, so we are hoping to ! 
have something to report along this line be- 
fore long." * 

Some of the brethren are handling- two of 
the thousand dollar notes for the college this j 
week" and an effort will be made to collect ; 
all the old pledges. j 

Miss Cleou Holden, one of the younger! 
members of our church, who has been criti- 
cally ill in the High Point hospital is some- ; 
what improved. J. E. Pritcharl. ; 



miles in spite of the cold to preach to us. The 
sermon was greatly enjoyed although it was 
cold and the crowd small. 

Miss Virginia Gurley and Miss Lerry were 
visitors from Chase City, Va. We were glad 
to welcome them and wish for them to hurry 
and come again. 

Last November we raised a Thank's Offer- 
ing for the Children's Home. The money was 
turned over to J. B. Satterwhite. The report 
had not come out in the paper until just a 
few w-eeks ago signed, "J. B. Satterwhite 
$10." We are in hope that it was meant for 
the church. 

We are still trying to have Sunday school 
in spite of the small crowds we have and the 
bad weather we have, too. We all will be- glad 
when our pastor finishes at the Seminary so 
that he can be with us more and help us de- 
velop a better Sunday school. 

Alma Poythess, Reporter. 



Asheville. : — Our reporter has been keeping 
you all informed of the progress of the work 
here. There are discouragements to be sure, 
and yet enough encouragements to offset them 
and to keep us pressing on. So, we thank God 
and take courage. 

For some weeks we have been working on 
organizing the men of the church into a 
Brotherhood. We are to have another meet- 
in to-morrow (Tuesday) night at the parson- 
age when the nominating committee will re- 
port, and the organization set in motion. We 
are hoping and expecting great things when 
the men once they get started. 

A Sunday School Council was perfected last 
month. The meeting of the Council held last 
week was helpful. Some rearrangement of 
classes is going to mean a great deal to us. 
Because of the over-crowded condition of the 
Sunday school two of the classes will meet 
hereafter in the parsonage. Sentiment is crys- 
talizing for the enlargement of our Sunday 
school space. It is proposed to build out to 
the limits of our lot, and to add another 
story to that part of the building. This will 
about triple our space. More about this later. 



GillbuTg. — On Sunday, January 24. our pas- 
tor, Rev. M. P. Chambliss, drove about sixty 



Chapel Hill, Davidson Ct. — Brother Ridge 
preached for us the 3rd Sunday in January 
a good sermon. 

We have not organized Sunday school yet; 
today was set to try again. But it was so had 
no one went that I know of. We have had 
no prayer meeting in some time ; the weather 
has been unfavorable so it seems we have 
cone into winter quarters. Hope both Sunday 
s.c-hool and prayer meeting will get started 
soon. They have the arbor done, only a little 
work to do on the pulpit yet. It looks nice 
and we are well pleased with it. We Chapel 
people thank everyone that gave money to 
help. Mr. Thomas Hall was the foreman in 
the work. They want to seat it some time. It 
makes us feel like Chapel will live on for 
years to come. 

Our pastor, Brother Ridge, gave three days' . 
work. The people came in and helped; had 
plenty of help 'most all the time. 

Mrs. Columbas Loflin fell three months ago 
and has not walked since; but can sit up 
some. Lizzie Cranford. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 4, 192 



CHILDREN'S HOME. 

"Mt. Pleasant. Mt, Pleasant Charge, $3.10; , 
Ui&ion Grove, Forsyth, $9.75; Maple Springs, : 
Forsyth, $2.41; Salem Church, Saxapahaw, 
$1.31; Mrs. W. C. Lassiter, Madison, N. C, 
'$5; Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson, Sturgis, Mich., 
$40; C. E. Society, Tiffin Ohio, $8; Mr. and 
Mrs. 0. D. Hatfield, Creswell, $5; Rock Creek, 
Alamance, $4: James Braswell, Kannapolis, 
$2.50; Rehoboth, Creswell, .73; W. H. Layton, 
Burlington, $5 ; Mrs. W. H. Layton, Burling- 
ton, $1. 

Sunday Schools : 

Mizpah, Haw River, $2; First Church, 
Winston, $10.11; First Church, Concord, $25; 
First 'Chur'eh, Thjimasvillei, >?7.16i; First 
Church, Charlotte, $11.6S; Shiloh, N. David- 
son, $3.12; Roberta, $2; Bethesda, Halifax, 
$4.05; Mitchells Grove, Guilford!, $2.80; 
Birth Day Offering's, Pleasant Hill, Spring 
Church, $0.20; Mebane, $9.40; North Balti- 
more, Baltimore Md., White Gifts, $5; Hick- 
ory Grove, Guilford, $1.50. 

How many readers of the Herald know a 
Sunday school among us that makes a month- 
ly contribution equaling '(i certain amount ? 
Are there not other Sunday schools who can 
and will do as well? E. G. Lowdermilk, Supt. 



INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF RELI- 
GIOUS EDUCATION. 
Birmingham Convention — April 12-19, '26. 

■ Every four years the hosts of Sunday 
school workers and leaders in Religious Edu- 
cation hold a great inspirational convention 
and educational conference. 

The next quadrennial convention of the 
International Council of Religous Education 
will be in Birmingham, April 12-19, 1926. It 
will be a most signific-ent gathering, inamuch 
as it. will be the first convention held by the 
International Council ^ince the merger of 
the thirty-five Protestant Denominations and 
the Inernational Sunday school Association. 

For the first time, every denomination in 
the International Council is actively behind 
the convention and earnestly working for a 
large attendance. Likewise, the fifty-four 
state and provincial councils in the United 
States and Canada are all planning on large 
delegations, in order that the value of the 
convention may directly help the local com- 
munities put on stronger and better programs 

The International Convention is the great 
rally of Protestant workers interested in the 
teaching ministry of the church. It divides 
itself into two principal activities. First, the 
inspirational meetings, which everyone at- 
tends, where one listens to the inspiriation- 
al messages of America's leading religious 
educationalists. These sessions stir the sou! 
to greater activity and fill the listeners with 
a real appreciation of the task of the church 
in advancing the teaching- ministry of Jesus 
Christ. Secondly, and perhaps even more im- 
po-rtaat, are the twenty or more educational 
4*nferen«es, meriting every modern phase of 
religions education and need, including work- 
ers' conference for teachers of children, 
yonng people and adults, leadership training, 
week day education, vacation church schools, 
church ' school administration, architecture. 



missionary education, educational evangelism, WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE — AC 
publicity, pageantry, art, and many others. NOUNCEMENT. 

These educational conferences afford church] I take great pleasure in announceing t 1 
leaders a direct contact with the outstanding : successful coselusion of the Campaign 
national experts of denominational and inter- j raise $375,000 in subscriptions for Weste 
denominational agencies. Here one may re- Maryland College. This means that we 
ceive specific, constructive help on one's own j secure the appropriation of $125,000 from t 
problems, arrange for personal conferences. | State of Maryland for a new Building, a1 
and also learn what others elsewhere are do- j that we shall also secure the Rocki'eller gj 
ing in various fields of Christian teaching. \ f $125,000 for Endowment. The Rockfell 
Who Can Come. ; 21 £t vras conditioned on the college rai-ii 

Everyone sincerely interested in the Chris- ( $375,000 for Endowment; makisg a total, i 
tian training of childhood and youth and the ; eluding their gift, of $500,000 for the Endo' 



problems of adult education may come. No 
one is barred from attending this convention 
The only qualification is a real desire to know 
more of the latest teaching methods and mod- 
ern ways of administering and promoting re- 
ligious education. 

What It Costs. 

Birmingham, Alabama, is located in the 
south central part of the United States. Re- 
duced railroads rates of one and one-half the 
regular round trip fare will prevail. Special 
trains have been scheduled. 

The registration fee is $3.50. Entertainmet 
and lodging can be had for a nominal sum 
either in private homes or in moderate priced 
hotels. Extensive arrangements have beer 
perfected for thousands who will come by 
auto and live in the mountain camp sites 
provided around Birmingham. 

How To Register. 

Those desiring to register as a delegate 
for the convention will write Rev. E. A. Sex- 
smith, D. D., 516 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 
Md., enclosing the registration fee of $3.50, 
upon the receipt of which will be mailed you 
a certificate which entitles you to the privi- 
leges of the convention. Any further infor- 
mation will be gladly fursished by writing 
the above address. 

As only a limited number of delegates have 
been allotted to the Methodist Protestant 
Church, you are requested to register as early 
as possible. In case a delegate is registered 
and finds he cannot attend the convention, 
fee will cheerfully be refunded at any time 
before March 1, 1926. 

Yoxng People's Conference. 

Under the leadership of Doctor P. R. Hay- 
ward, Director of Young People's, work of 
the International Council of Religious Educa- 
tion, i 1 three-day session for young people 
will be held in Birmingham, Friday, Saturday, 
and Sunday, April 16, 17, and IS, 1926. It 
is expected that several thousand outstand- 
ing young people of high school and college 
age will be present to discuss their own pro- 
blems and seek to find their solution. 

The registration fee is only one dollar and 
a half to those who attend the three days. The 
regular registration fee of $3.50 will admit 
all young people's delegates to the conference J the part of ma 
likewise. E. A. Sexsmith 



ment Fund of Western Maryland Colleg 
Through the successful conclusion of tl 
campaign $625,000 will be added to the i 
sources of this institution. 

In order to bring the campaign to a sueces 
ful conclusion, I have personally assumed $' 
ooo, with the hope that I could secure tl 
amount from the churches and individuals, 
number of the churches of the Maryland Co 
ferenee have not yet subscribed to this eai 
paign. It is my hope that they will do so, f 
in this confidence the campaign was broug 
to a successful ending. 

I want to thank the many friends of t' 
college for their splendid co-operation in ma 
ing possible this fine achievement. No mo 
loyal people ever followed any leadership 
any movement than have followed the flag 
this great struggle. These friends are maki: 
possible a Greater Western Maryland C( 
lege. To our friends in the churches we < 
peeially tender our sincere thanks. 

A. N. Ward, President. 



Rev. N. G. Betrea's Mail Direction For Trip.*t' 

Mail reaching New York before Feb. 12th, 
Address N. G. Bethea, Passenger, S. S. Re- 
public, epo. F. Moral' & Co. 77 Via. del Tri- 
tone, Rome, Italy. 



1915— A NOTABLE DECADE— 1925. 
One of the most momentous decades 
history has just come to a close. During t 
past ten years almost every social organis 
even to the basic family', felt the impa' 
and impulse of change. Centuries hence h 
torians will.be turning back to this deca 
to explore the period in which the course 
human affairs was radically altered, or* 
find the points where the promise of cham 
still to first appeared. No soci 1 org£ 
ization has felt the pains of reconstruct 
during these ten years with more force tli 
has the Christian church. 

Church and State. 

It had been the delusion of protestanti; 

since Luther, and of American protestanti: 

since the pilgrim fathers, that the 'issue 1 

tween church and state had been settli 

with mutual liberty. The church in its o- 

compartment; the state in its own compa 

ment; neither transgressing — this was t 

tradition. "The things of Caesar and 1 

things of God." Americans have carried ] 

litical campaigns in the virtue of that t: 

dition. The decennial cycle just closed I 

seen the emergence of new convictions 

ny Christian communions 

light of which this tradition, alwi 

Iv founded, can hardly survive. 1 

*<i )f God have become too inclusive 

• the things of Caesar an unquestior 

■ 1 in any realm of human intcre 

> the awakened issue. 

From 1915 to 1925 has 



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February 4, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



decade of the "world war. Europe and the 
colonial parts of Asia and Africa were em- 
broiled in the war when the decade opened ; 
Germany is being readmitted to the family 
of the nations and an active process of ap- 
peasement has just begun as it closes Amer- 
ican churches began the decade praying for 
peace, they close it praying for peace; but 
they have spent most of the ten years read- 
justing themselves to the astonishing fact 
that after nineteen centuries of Christian in- 
fluence war is still as gloriously intrenched in 
the social scheme as in the days of Caesar. 
Because modern war has become a thing of 
peoples rather than of armies, the relation 
of the churches to war is felt as a problem 
of more importance than at any previous time. 
In America, as in all the other countries in- 
volved in the late war, this relation proved to 
be, in the main, an uncritical support of aid 
in recruiting, rationing, financing, and the 
creation and maintenance of community mor- 
ale. 

War reaction has swept the churches as 
much as any of our social organisms; perhaps 
more than most. The fate of the Wilsonian 
ideals at Versailles began the process of dis- 
illusionment. The fourteen points and kindred 
expressions had furnished the intellectual ba- 
sis for American support of the war; the 
crass realities of the treaty jarred many 
churchmen into first asking whether they had 
been deceived into serving at a sorry shrine. 
The treaty was signed in 1919; the American 
reaction came in time to register at the elec- 
tion in 1920; by 1921 the first voices were 
beard declaring that the churches had been 
fooled in the ideals which furnished motives 
aud justification for blessing their nation in 
its participation in the great slaughter. It 
is probable that a majority of churchmen, 
faced with the choice of 1917 again, would 
follow substantially the course they then 
adopted. But at least a minority has been de- 
veloped strong enough to make the issue of 
the relation of the church to the state when 
the state again devotes itself to making war, 
one of compelling importance. 

The OJiurch. and Industry. 

Within ten years the church has begun to 
interfere actively and on a national scale in 
the processes of industry. By that, it is meant 
that the recognition of the responsibility of 
the church in this field is wholly a develope- 
ment of the cycle under review. The prophets 
began to prophesy as far back as the time of 
Kingsley and Maurice. The present attitude 
of the American churches grows directly out 
of the fearless preaching- f Rauschenbauseh 
and Ward which began twenty and more years 
ago. But it has been nevertheless, the passing 
decade which has seen the triumph of the 
truth that the churches are involved in the 
ethical implications of the conditions under 
which all men earn their livelihood. 

The general acceptance of this fact is to 
be seen, in the increase of organizations de- 
voted to securing facts and passing them on 
to the churches, or to bringing the "weight of 
church sentiment to focus on industrial' abus- 
es. In the federal council, (the commission on 
the church and social service has carefully 



been moving toward a position of influence 
during the decade. Perhaps the department !■ 
of research and education of the same body 
has been even more successful in making its 
presence felt in connecting the churches with 
this field of dispute. Most of the protestant 
denominations have founded societies, boards, 
or departments of boards, which are dedicat- 
ed to serve in this realm. 

Political and Social Issues. 
Even more striking has been the growth of 
a concern for the just regulation of political 
and social issues. This, too, has been in large 
measure a developement of the decade. In 
the case of prohibition, of course, this is not 
■ so. National prohibition came during the de- 
cade largely because of the attention which 
the churches bad given the issue in previous 
[ decades. But the decade deserves remembrance 
! because of the spread of the interests of 
I the church from a social issue of not more 
than national dimensions — when the decade 
opened not even that — to a number of issues 
of world-encircling- importance. 

The churches are still interested in protect- 
ing the nation from disintegration fostered 
by the commercialized liquor traffic. But they 
have other social and political issues of equal 
importance, some of which are leading them 
into unexplored regions. They are interested 
vitally in the organization of an international 
order which shall make for peace. The manner 
in which the churches have taken up the is- 
sue presented by the exclusion of orientals 
under the immigration law is another evi- 
dence of an increasing interest in social and 
political matters. Brotherhood and good will 
have had a sorry time in some parts because 
of the activities of the K. K K. By far too 
many congregations and preachers have been 
swept into this orgy of intolerance to allow 
us to cherish an easy optimism as to the 
soundness of the church's moral understand- 
ing. But this much, at least, can be said : 
if many churches tried to close their eyes 
to the ethical menace of the klan while it 
was powerful, no denomination — unless it may 
have been one of the bodies so small as to 
escape general notice — gave the klan official 
approval ; and almost all the churches are 
recovering their poise and so hastening the 
passing of this order. 

T/<e Christian Message. 
Of more importance has been the change in 
attitude toward the content of the Christian 
message, particularly as it is shown in the 
rise of a militant fundamentalism, and of 
a new attitude toward missions. The basic 
problem is the old one of authority. The 
issue has become critical now because for 
the first time it is generally perceived that 
this is the issue. The fundamentalists have 
rallied around a conception of authority 
which every day grows more untenable; the 
liberals have not yet found an authority to. 



Tone much to undermine 
.em. The more liber- 



decade just closing has seen the question of 
authority come up again. 

Denominatio»a!ism. 

During the. decade there has beea an ap- 
preciable lessening of communal respect for 
the' institution of denominationalism. The 
spectacle presented during the war when, 
for the sake of a national victory, it proved 
possible for Catholic and Protestant, Jew 
and Gentile, immersionists and non-immer- 
sionists, predestinarians and free-willists to 
worship to- 
the denr 

al der ' . the widening liberal 

fringe < 'i v . illations, recognize this, 

and are . *<■■ adjust themselves to it 

by promoti formation of churches rest- 

ing upon i '"•-.imon life of the community, 
in which' nominational connection shall 

he minimiz. „o the utmost. 

It has not been possible even to list here 
all the characteristic developements of the 
past ten years. It may be that some omitted 
will be regarded in certain quarters as of 
more significance than some of those included. 
But sufficient changes have been mentioned 
to make the decade under review clearly a 
period of importance. All must agree that 
the churches are certainly on the move, and 
we dare to believe that they are going for- 
ward. . — Condensed from the Christian Cen- 
tury. 



TEE EXTRA STITCHES. 

Stitching flannel for the poor of the parish 
engaged the attention of two young girls. 
"Now we have completed our garments, our 
work is finished for this season, at least," 
one of the two girls said with a sigh of re- 
lief. 

"No, no, wait a moment; just a few mom- 
ents more," replied the other; and, going 
into an inner room, she returned with some 
skeins of crimson silk, tnd few knots of rib : 
bon and lace. 

"Why, what are you doing?" asked her 
companion with surprise, as the deft fingers 
swiftly fashioned a dainty edging of crimson 
si:ik, frilled in the soft lace at neck and 
sleeves, and fastened on the bright ribbons 
here and there. 

"These extra stitches take just ft moment," 
was the answer, given with a blush, "ana I 
want to make the dress- pretty for some moth- 
er 's baby. ' ' 

As the great pile of dresses was ditributsd 
to the needy, that cold winter, one ba&l- 
visaged woman burst into tears, and hid her 
face in the folds of it little dress trimmed 
with lace and ribbons. "Oh, to think of 
someone dofng this for my baby! I didn't 
think anybody cared." she sobbed. 

"God cares for you and your baby," said 
the reverent, voice of the pastor, who had 
Ions- sought, an opportunity to reach hi 



r ery mayor religious revolution which the 
west has known has revolved around this 
issue. Early Chrif L innit;v rejected itha au- 
thority of the apostles; the protestant church| s H 



brdened heart. And for the first time ' tie 
woman was willing to listen to the sweet- 



vhieh they can give unhesitating allegiance 
lor an intelligible popular interpretation. Ev- 

old story. Does this not teach us thstThe-e 

is something more for us to perform beyond 

"" rigid eall of simple duty" The ext-a 

Rejected the authority of the Roman order, fiutxt Tnd T^W* ^f* ° f g ° W *»* 
It is of more than passing moment that the C to ^ Tf^^'J^ P^ ° f 

I oui too often careless, and indifferent charity. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 28, 192G. 



IVOMAN'S MISSIONARY DEPARTMENT. 
Mrs. J. M. Stone, Editor. 



THE QUESTION BOX,. 

How many Auxiliaries use the Question 
Bos? If yours does not, why not'? If your 
Auxiliary is too efficient to need to use the 
Question Box you are doing fine. 

The object of this Question Box is to get 
every member to read the "Missionary Re- 
cord" thoroughly in order to keep well in- 
formed I. bout our missionary work and work- 
ers. . i! ! i. I i 

If you can't answer the questions you 
have not read the paper thoroughly. How 
about it '? It is one thing to take the Mis - 
vsionary Record, another thing to read i . If 
it is left on your table unopened it is of 
no use to you whatever. Let one of your New 
Year resolutions be: "I will be able to an- 
swer every question in the 'Question Box.' " 
We must have the information before we 
let the inspiration. May we get the inspira- 
tion to do more for the Master's Kingdom 
than we have ever done! 

Sincerely Mrs. Clifton L. Whitaker. 

See'v of Education. 



ATTENTION, PASTORS, PLEASE! • funeral procession started on its winding way * 
If any minister in the North Carolina Con- j in 'he gentle falling snow to Bethany, the 



STUDENT LOAN FUND. 

Since everything- we raise goes into the 
' ' Budget, ' ' I fear some times the Budget is 
an indefinite thing. 

We have been asked to give 10 ets. per 
member for the Student Loan Fund, and told 
that this counts, on our Budget. Now if we 
•only have in mind to raise our Budget and 
give only the 10 ets. per member, our Stu- 
dent Loan Fund will grow very slowly and I 
fear our Student Loan Fund will never ap- 
peal to us i s being so very important. The 
Fund, you understand is in reserve and only 
the interest is to lend to young women who 
are in need of funds to get the training for 
the work in Foreign Fields. 

The Kings Business requires haste. Op- 
portunities are open before us the like of 
which has never been known. Let us strive- 
to make this Student Loan Fund a power 
to help prepare the workers that are needed 
now. Put this Student Loan Fund on your 
prayer list. 

I am I siting each Auxiliary to bring this 
appeal in some way before the people. I 
know one Auxiliary that had a woman in 
it that was so interested she talked to the 
Sunday school' about it and they gave her 
$5.00 as I n offering, which was mure than 
10 ets. per member. 

This is one opportunity for your offering 
to go on doing good even after you have pass- 
ed off the stage of action, for when the mis- 
sionary helped, gets on the field she pays!, back 
the loan and it . in turn helps another mission- 
ary to prepare for i he work. 

Our missionary year ends w'ith March and 
I know February is 'Thi'nk- Offering month, 
but please don't for=r.et the Student Loan 
Fund and trv in seme way to impress the 
importance of it and the wonderful oppor- 
tune ies it affords'. 

Sincerely. Mrs. Cliftcn L. Whitaker. 

See'v op Education, 



ferenee has read the Japanese Tribute to 1 
Christi.nity, in Dr. Klein's latest letter to 
the denominational periodicals without a 
quickening Of the pulse and a great, rejoicing 
of the heart, this appeal is not to him. But 
to all who are glad of the progress of Chris- 
tianity in Japan may I ask that you re-double 
your efforts in behalf of the Missionary En- 
terprises of our church. Every one most rec- 
organize now that "the pastor is the key man 
in the Missionary Enterprise." Are your peo- 
ple intelligent concerning missions ? If not. 
can 'it you persuade some at each church to 
subscribe to the Missionary Record"? you know 
at our last annual Conference our President, 
the Reverend Dr. A. G. Dixon, said in his ad 
dress that every M. P. who kept up with the 
entire church must take four church papers. I 
have no appeal for any of the four except 
The Missionary Record, but I believe a church 
that hasn't a good list of subscribers for this 
one is cheating itself. Surely we all want tc 
have a part in bringing all the world to i 
saving knowledge of Jesus. Did He not say 
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall 
make you free "1 This is quite out of its set- 
ting to quote it here, but unless we know 
about the needs of the unchristian people we 
shall never be tble to help them to get aivai 
from their sujDerstitions and sins, to freedom 
through the Blood of Jesus. 

The Missionary Record is 75 ets a year 
Editor, Mrs. H. E. Amos, 918 Gaston Ave.. 
Cambridge, Ohio. 

Is is too much to hope that every pastor in 
the N. C. Conference will subscribe, and talk 
missions until either the men or the women 
get interested in this most fascinating sub 
jeet, and we have Missionary Societies a* 
every church"? 

Very truly yours, 

Mrs. R. M. Andrews. 
(St! te Record Agent.) 
High Point College. 



little church on the hill a few miles away 
where a host of friends and relatives awaited 
them. 

The funeral was conducted by former pas- 
tor, Rev. W. F. Ashbnrn assisted by Rev 
Mr. Lindleyr Pall bearers, Dwight Trogdon 
Samuel Pugh, Clark Pugh, William Hinshaw 
Samuel Nelson and Isaac Julian. 

Flower bearers Sunday school class mates. 

All during the service the snow gen ly fell, 
but as the body was committed to the grave, 
earth to earth, dust to dust, ashes to ashes, 
a. bright beam of sunshine burst forth and an 
unheard voice seemed to say. Blessed are the 
dead which die in the Lord henceforth and 
for ever. more. Amen. B. B. Ferguson. 



Mrs. McC»Ilo»gh Raiding Dies In lone, 
Washington. 

In the far land of the West, in the little 
City of lone, Wash., on Sunday morning Jan- 
uary 17th at the calling of the church bell- 
to I he house of prayer, the angel band visited 
the home of McCullough Redding and said tc 
bis beloved wife, Clara, join hands with the 
angel band; while she lingered to kiss the 
bowed head of her heart broken husband, and 
bestow a benediction on little Frank' and baby 
Betty, the heavenly messengers bore her spir 
it way. 

When reli tives and kind friends had pre- 
pared the body the grief stricken husband 
little Frank and baby Betty with friend Colin 
Redding started for her eastern childhood 
home. 

Arrived at 12:30 Saturday night. The body 
lay in state in best parlor Sunday, at the horn?;' 
of her father, Mr. Michael W rd, and was 
viewed by hundreds of friends during the day 

Monday morning Mother Nature bad cover 
ed the earth in a blanket of snow, but Ion? 
before time appointed for funeral people inl 
large numbers assembled. At 10 b clock the 



Oranre ClTrge. — Owing to bad weather and 
rough roads our congregations have been re- 
duced, still we have been able to keep moving 
along slowly. 

The third Sunday in January we held "An- 
nual Conference Day" at Efland Churih. (The 
first such day that I know to have been held 
in our conference.) 

Our goal was the raising of the entire an- 
nual conference claims, and amount for col- 
lege running expense. 

We failed to reach our goal; but were able 
■ o .send check for $50.00 to Brother Idol on 
annual conference claims. So we feel the ef- 
forts were not in vain, though we did not 
come up to what Ave expected. 

Tbreel new members were received iri\to 
the Efland Church third Sunday in Januarv 
as follows: Mrs. Fred Brown, Mrs. Robert 
Mickols, and Miss Ernestine Miller. We are 
clad to have these uni'e with our chureh. 

Fourth Sunday in January annual confer- 
ence day was held at Hebron. Do not know 
iust how much was raised here; we are con- 
tinuing the campaign here through February. 
Hope by so doing to be able to pay at least, 
50 percent of claims. 

These Annual Conference Davs will be ob- 
served at 'he other churches as follows: Un- 
ion Grove. 1st Snndav in February; Chestnut 
Rirlf-e. 2nd Snndav in Februarv. 

Sineerelv. B. M. Williams. 



Little Jane was left with a cousin, while 
the rest of the family went on .a trio. L> 
spite of all the playthinss the hostess had to 
amuse her, Jane began to get lonesome aft- ■ 
a while. 

"T wish von would not be lonesome, Jane," 
the hostess said. "With all these nice things 
to play with you should be happy here." 

"But it's not where I am makes me lone- 
some " ouavored Jane. "It's, where I am 



not. 



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Angeles Times. 



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an 



Red tane" is a popular name for official 
'^ -al formality and delay. The term had 
origin in England during the 18th cen- 
■ and arose from the custom of tying docu- 
's with red tape. It was perfectly natural 
"■be- "ordinary roan,, impatient for action. 
- T l ridicule this everlasting tying and 
'" 'no; of red tape which bound the dispatch 
1 document erases. 



January 28, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HE HA LB 



pie's Work. Rev. G. H. Hendry, the live pas- 
tor of the Gibsonville-Fountain Place ' barge 
attended the meeting with Lis Endciavorere 
as did Mrs. and Miss Hendry. The yo 
pie. All .articles, items of interest, etc., for | folks came over to Whitsctt in a trn '.: an 
publication "on this page should be addressed | bad a thoroughly enjoyable time. One of the 
to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St., ' features of the meeting was the Male Qra i 

| of the Gibsonville Society, which rer.derel 
| several very enjoyable numbers. This societ, 
is evidently doing big things and one ca : 
hardly wonder why when they see the line 
enthusiasm and leadership of Brother Hen ry 
Would that our young people had more pas 
tors who can find time for young people's 
activities! 

Ssssmith Is Coming! 



YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, 'ant 
other organizations among our young pec 



Greensboro, N. C. 



CHRISTIAN" ENDEAVOR. 

Topic for January 14th: "What is Faith, 
and What Does it Do for Us?" Hebrews 11: 
1-10. (Consecration Meeting). 

This is a Consecration Meeting and each 
person in the meeting is expected to take some 
part, aside from singing. Place your chairs 
in two circles, one within the other. As the 
members are seated, have them sit in the 
outer circle. At the close of the meeting, you 
might call attention to the fact that Faith 
places us within the inner circle of God's lov- 
ing care. Without faith, we are eve.r in an 
outer circle. 

A week in advance, assign the following 
topics to members of your society for dis- 
cussion in this meeting: (all of them may be 
found in the Bible.) 

The Faith of Abel; of Enoch; of Noah; of 
Abraham ; of Jacob ; of Joseph ; of Moses ; of 
Barak; of David; of others whom you may 
select. Ask your pastor, or other leading 
worker, to close the meeting with a short talk 
on ''Faith as an anchor." 

Monthly Service Program. 

The Monthly Service Program for Febru- 
ary includes : Observing Christian Endeavor 
Week, January 31 to February 7th, Report- 
ing Society Offieei's to National office, and 
preparation for Dixie Endeavor Day on March 
7th. 

Do It Now. 

Send in a list of your society officers NOW 
to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St.. 
Greensboro, N. C. It is important that we 
have an up-to-date directory of all officers 
so that the new program may be sent out 
to all societies. PLEASE send at once, listing 
all officers with their mailing addresses, and 
all superintendents of Junior and Intermed- 
iate societies. 

Our New Chart Ready. 

The new chart of the Board of Young Peo- 
ple's Work is off the press and it surely is 
a dandy. It gives the denominational program 
for all Christian Endeavor societies and pres- 
ents workable plans for all societies working 
under all conditions. Surely your society wi! 
want a copy to place on the walls of your 
room. It is free to* all who send a list of offi- 
cers to the above address BEFORE THE SUP- 
PLY IS EXHAUSTED. Rush in your list 
and be the first society to begin working the 
fhart.This is the first chart of this kind we 
have ever had and I am sure you will be 
proud of it. 

Gibsonville Attends Rally 



Wo have been able to secure for a week, Dr. 
E. .A. Sexsmith, Executive .Secretary of our 
Denominational Board of Young People's 
Work, for a series of Young People's meet 
ings, March 21-23. We are hoping to arrang'i 
meetings in our central points and invite 
nearby churches to send delegations, so tha 
his message may reach the largest number 
Watch for further announcements. 

Grace Endeavorers Boost Prayer Mesting. 

The young people of Grace Church, Greens 
boro, have staged an interesting contest wit! 
the older folks -for attendance at the mid- 
week prayer meeting. The contest is to run 
from January 27th until the opening of their 
new church. The Endeavorers and the their 
friends sit on one side of the house, while 
their elders sit on the other side. Careful 
count is made and general interest is being 
aroused. The society mailed out nearly a hun- 
dred postal cards last week asking the recip- 
ients to attend, this service. 
What Is Your Society Being? Let Us Know 
About It! 



SUNDAY SCHOOL 

The following article on "Discipline in the 
Sunday School" should be of general inter- 
est, particularly to teachers of boys: 

"Stinwlat-ing and Maintaining Interest. 

Children are attentive to what they are in- 
terested in. At a moving' picture show hun- 
dreds of children will sit rapt and spell-bound 
watching the adventures of "Peter Pan " 



of " Jaekie Coogan at the Circus, or 
ver,e 



The society of Gibsonville was largely rep- Nourish and continue it 

t i t. -p A fiTvtlipv examination revealed tne 

resented -in a mass meeting and banquet ol 

Guilford Christian Endeavor 



the Eastern' 
Union, held last Tuesday night at Whitseti . 
There were two hundred young people in this 
meeting, which was addressed by Lawrence 
little, president of our Bohf'd Hi Yo1lng' P>b- 



or 
of ' ' The 
Covered Wagon." In a Sunday school class 
there' will be no problem of discipline if in- 
terest is aroused and maintained. 

A teacher complained that some boys in 
her junior department class were unruly and 
disorderly. (Such complaints are rare in 
thoroughly graded Sunday schools). The 
friendly visitor discreetly proceeded to ex- 
amine "the teacher rather than the boys. It 
was found the lessons were beyond the com- 
prehension of ten year old boys. They wei" 



in-'," "Handwork," the "Socialized Recita- 

ion," the "Project Method," "Service Ac- 
e's," etc., were not in this teacher's vo- 

■ih dary. 
i er business, primarily, was to teach the. 

:ihle, to prepare her pupils for a church 

i inbership, to get their names on the church 
:o!l. She had never had the vision of teaching 

'e,s, growing, developing boys, or of adapt - 
■ her materials and methods to the capaci- 
ties, needs and interests of her pupils. Dis- 
• : ; line was indeed a problem for her, a prob- 
'em she must settle for herself by a new vis- 
ion of her task and the use of appropriate 

materials and methods. Discipline means at- 
tention, attention depends on interest, and in- 
'erest, results when the Sunday school is 
"pupil centered." — Clifford W. Cdllins in 

' The International Journal of Religious Ed- 
ucation." 



concerning experiences 



natural only to adults. 



They had no meaning nor usefulness for fifth 
grade boys. This teacher's lesson materia 
could not even stimulate interest, much less 



ecture 
method of teaching was being used almost 
solely; for twenty minutes or more, the rest- 
less "boys were expected to be quiet and re- 
ed to "knowledge" the 
h terms as " Story-tell - 



Madison Brown. 
Madison Brown was born May 20, 1863. In 
1801 he was married to Bertha Burrows. It 
was early in life that he accepted Christ; and 
joined the Methodist Protestant Church at 
Shiloh, Rando.ph Charge; where his piety and 
interest in the church was such that he was 
sleeted Superintendent of the Sabbath school. 
In this capacity he served faithfully for 
twenty years. Had God permitted him to re- 
main on earth, doubtless, he would have serv- 
ed many more years. 

In him, all found a friend. Every good 
cause found him a supporter. The whole com- 
munity has been blest by his life. 

It was just before his death, while arrang- 
ing for the Christmas tree and exercises that 
he manifested his unselfish spirit, when he 
said — "If any of you have anything to give 
me, I want you to give it to the Near East 
Relief." 

God found in him such a faithful servant; 
and so ready for service above, that on Dec- 
ember 11, 1025, after having conducted his 
Sabbath school as usual; and listened with 
unusual interest to the sermon, and having 
retired for the night in usual health, early in 
the morning, God called him to Heaven, very 
quickly. 

He left a son— James Brown, of Winston- 
Salem; and a wife, at Julian, N. C, and many 
friends who deeply mourn his going. 

' The Sabbath school has not only lost a 
prompt, efficient, and interested leader; but 
the community has lost one of its best citi- 
zens ; and the church one of its most faithful 
members. 

Committee for the Sunday school. 
A. O. Lindley, 
W. K. Hemphill, 
Mrs. G. L. Whitaker. 
Committee for the church. 
Ethel Stout, 
H. L. Clapp, 
Mrs. Jessie Kline. 



bceptive as they listen 
I teacher imparted, She 



An Eye Doctor. 

Joe: "My brother is a kitchen oculist." 
Moe: "What does he do?" 
Joe: "Takes the eyes out of potatoes. — Pro- 
gressive Grocer, 



19 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



,■.--.. . ^iBBftajflMmaaaMMtoac aa 



February 4, 1926 



FOECIBLY IMPRESSED. 
A church in a certain rural district was 
sadly in need of repairs. The official board 
had called a meeting of the parishioners to 
see what could be done toward raising the 
necessary funds. One of the wealthiest and 
stingiest of the adherents of that church arose 
and said that he would give $5, and sat down; 
Just then a bit of plastering fell from the 
ceiling and hit him squarely upon the head. 
Whereupon he jumped up, looked confused 
and said: "I— er— I meant I'll give $50," 
then resumed his seat again. After a brief 
silence a voice was heard to say: "0 Lord, 
hit him again ! ' ' 



DAUGHTER'S DECALOGUE. 

1. Lore your mother above all women. 

2. Don't have thoughts which she cannot 
know, nor commit acts which she should not 
see. 

3. Declare yourself in fault rather than lie 
hypocritically. 

4. Be. in your home the one who with love 
and merriment vanquishes bitterness and sor- 
row. 

5. Strive to be modest before being beau- 
tiful, and always be amiable. 

6 Have sincere convictions, pure faith, sol- 
id knowledge and in exhaustible charity. 

7. Work at home as if you did not have 
the help of your mother. Act all your life as 
if she were present. 

8. Learning the art of hearing with pa- 
tience, talking without anger, suffer with pa- 
tience and be joyful without excess, and you 
will have nearly attained happiness. 



— The Blanks recently moved from the city 
to the suburbs. The first night in their new 
home, their little five-year-old boy climbed 
into bed as soon as he was undressed. 

"Walter, dear," said his mother, "haven't 
you forgotten to say your prayers'?" 

"Why, mamma:," he replied, "is God way 
out here, too?"— Selected. 

—Mrs. W. P. writes that she overheard her 
four-year-old son Teddy ask his sister, Katk- 
erine, aged five, what the mind is. "The 
mind," replied Katherine, "is something that 
turns round and "round in your head and 
makes up stories." — Boston Transcript. 



AWARDING THE TWO JAPANESE BAN- 
NERS. 

It is useless to enumerate the difficulties 
encountered this year in seeking to secure the 
necessary data on which to award the two 
beautiful embroidered Japanese banners to 
the two Sunday schools entitled to receive 
them, dnd the delay has been greatly regret- 
ted. 

The banners were to. be Awarded as an 
expression of appreciation of the cordial co- 
operation in the plans of the Union Board 
in securing the largest possible returns from 
the Children's Day Service. 

The blue velvet banner was to be awarder 1 
to the Sunday school that made i<he larg- 
est offering on Children's Day. and the red 
silk one was to be awarded to the Sunday 
school that made the largest offering in pro- 
portibn to membership. 



The blue banner has been awarded to the; 
Sunday school of the Wesf. Baltimore Church. 
Baltimore,- Md., and the red banner to the 
Drawbridge Sunday school of the Dorchester 
charge of the Maryland Conference. 

The West Baltimore Sunday school con-i 
tributed seven hundred dollars and the Draw- 
bridge Sunday school contributed more than 
three dollars per member. 

The banners will be held by these l-wo Sun- 
day schools for one year, and will be awarded 
again, based on the Children's Day offering 
of 1926, and upon the same conditions as 
heretofore announced, and will thereafter be 
awarded annually, and will not become the 
property of any of our Sunday schools. 

It is indeed commendable that a Sunday 
school out in the country, and connected with 
a circui; that has had a struggle of late 
years, should have become so much interest- 
ed in the great foreign missionary work of 
our church and should have succeeded in mak- 
ing this fine record. 

It certainly speaks well for the leadership 
. of the school, and- indicates hearty coopera- 
tion of the officers, teachers and scholars, 
for only by union of effort could such a re- 
sult be achieved. The other two schools made 
splendid offerings, bin! have larger member 
ships. 

The West Baltimore school has on sever 
al occasions been awarded a Japanese ban 
ner in recognition of their excellent offer 
ings, but to those who understand the con- 
ditions which environ that church today, then- 
large offering is an expression of loyalty, 
interest and liberalil y which is deserving of 
much praise. To me, having been reared in 
that Sunday school, their achievement is very 
gratifying indeed. 

Acknowledgment From Japan. 

Rev. S. Wada, acknowledging the receipt 
of the letter of sympathy from the Union 
Board of Foreign Missionary Administration, 
sent on learning of ilhe death of his estimable 
wife, wrote the following which will be of 
interest to our people generally. He is the 
efficient head of our Blind School in Tokyo 
and ranks' with the ministers of the Empire, 
having' been signally honored by the Emperor 
for his work in behalf of others. 

"I feel very, very thankful for your pro- 
found sympathy to me. I am glad to think' 
Mrs. Wada was called i!o her heavenly home 
to be with our dear Savior in Father's pres- 
ence for which she had been hoping with 
her whole heart. She was a good wife to me. 
and a good mother to our seven children, 
and was seventy-three years old when she 
left here. She was living with me for fifty- 
six years so thi t I feel somewhat lonely, al- 
though I am in good health, and having very 
happy days in serving our dear Master. 

Very sincerely yours. S. Wada..' 

Fred C. Klein. 



;i — After being fined $800 as a result of a 
dry raid, Dabney Horton, instructor at Ohio 
university, was dismissed from the faculty^ 
— The hard coal strike, in Pennsyvania, 
which began last Sept. 1, is now in its fifth 
'month, with no signs of a settlement. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— FEB. 14. ; . 

Jssus The Good Shepherd. 
Lesson Text: John 10:1-5, 11-16. I 

Golden Text: John 10:11. ' 

The Central Truth: Jesus is the Gool 
Shepherd who laid down His life on th 
cross that the lost sheep might be savej 
from sin, and death, and hell. 
Scriptural Points. 

1. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, an 
the life of redemption, and all who seek t 

climb to glory some other way are thievd 
and robbers in the superlative degree. Thea 

"some other ways" are empty profession 
vain ritualism, mock morality, faithles 
good works, and baseless presumption. 

2. Jesus is both the door and the shci 
h.erM, both the way and the life, and bot 

Savior and Lord. 

3. "To him the porter openeth." Th 
Holy Spirit, by His convicting power, oj 
ens the door of the heart for the tncomin 

of the king. 

4. "And the sheep hear his voice." Tl 
real followers of Christ heed with muc 
joy His voice calling tliem from sin 1 
righteousness, to service, and to glory. 

5. "He calleth his own sheep by name. 
He not only knows the names of His fo 
lowers but he knows their every weaknes 
thought, and aspiration. "For there is not 
word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, the 

knowest it altogether." "But the very hail 
of vour head are all -numbered." M'a 
10 :30. 

6. "And leadeth them out" of temptatio. 
trial, and failure; and He leads them fnl 
pastures of love, joy, peace and alii Ith 
the fountain of living waters: 

7. "He goeth before them." Jesus li£ 
led the way of humble living, of holy servie 
of patient suffering, of triumphant dyini 
and of glortous ascension. And He is sti 
leading the way. 

8. "Strangers" are the antichrists, fais 
teachers and morernistie will-o-the-wisp 
whom the devil has set forth to deceive tl 
unwary. But the true child of God will n< 
be caught in their nets. - 

9. "The good Shepherd gCveth' his lil 
for the sheep. ' ' Jesus Christ loved man ; 
much that He gave up His life on the croi 
that man might have eternal life throug 
faith in His name. Jesus did not die undi 
the superior power of enemies, nor undi 
the pressure of circumstance, but He wi] 
fngly laid clown this life that he might tal 
it again at His own resurrection. 

10. "The wolf" represents the devil ai 
all the powers of darkness. As a roaring lie 
he goes about to destroy, if possible, tl 
elect of God. At times he appeal's as a 
angel of light to deceive those whom G-fl 
has called by His grace. "Ye are not ij 
norant of Ms devices," for the sacred Boc 
is full of warnings against them. 

11. "The Hireling" represents a eomme 
eialized ministry, those who care more f< 
salaries, reputations, and other emolumeir 
than .they do for the lost souls of men. Tin 
feast upon the sheep instead of feed'ng thei 

12. "And am known of mine." To knn 



February 4, 1926. 



J . METHODIST; PROTESTANT HERALD . 



11 



Jesus and thereby share the fulness of His 
redemption is the supreme attainment of this 
life. ' ' And this is life eternal, that they 
might know thee, the only true God, and 
Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 
17:13. 

13. "And other sheep I have, which are 
not of tits fold." Jesus doubtless refers 
to the millions of Gentile believers, who are 
separate from the fold of the chosen people 
— the Jews. 

14. "And there shall be one fold (or flock), 
and one shepherd." All believers, Jews and; 
Gentiles, all sets and shades of belief, shall 
compose one universal church. Unification of 
all believers is the plan of the gospel, the | 
process of the spirit, and the destined glory i 
of our Christ. 

Practical Points, 
that all needs will be met. "The Lord is 
my Shepherd, I sha.ll not want. Ps. 23:11. 
"But my • God shall supply all your need 1 , 
according to his riches in glory, by Christ 
Jesus." Phil. 4:19. 

2. The Good Shepherd leads the way to 
the streams of living waters. "He leadeth 
me besllde the stil waters." Ps. 23:2. "If 
any man thirst, let him come unto me and 
drink." John 7:37. 

3. The Good Shepherd imparts righteous- 
ness to all hungering and thirsting souls. 
"He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in 
the paths of righteousness for his name's 
sake." Ps. 23:'. "For Christ is the end of 
the law for righteousness to every one that 
beleveth." Rom. 10:4. 

4. The presence of the Good Shepherd 
makes us fearlessi and nnafralicL. "Yea, 
though I walk through the valley and shad- 
ow of death, I will fear no evil ; for thou 
art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they 
comfort, me." Ps. 23:4. "There is no fear 
in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; 
because fear hath torment. He that feareth 
is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18. 

5. And the Good Shepherd provides a per- 
petual feast. "Thou prepareth a table before 
me in the presence of mine enemies ; thou 
anointest my head wfth oil; my cup run- 
neth over."' Ps. 23:5. "Behold" I stand at 
the door, and knock; if any man hear my 
voice, and open the door, I will come in, to 
him, and will sup with him, and he with 
me." Rev. 3:20.— Word of Life. 



the nations as he has been doing sinee Adam's 
fall. Christ, not Satan, will be, then, the 
(Jod of this world. But there will be a las- 
test of the heart of the natural man, an:' 
that test will end in complete failure, us a. J 
ways before. At the end of the Millennium 
Satan will be permitted to tempt men again 
As he makes his last appeal to men, tit- 
number of those who will follow him, hi 
rejection of Christ, "is as the sand of tki 
sea" (Rev. 20:8). Then will follow the Una' 
conflict between Satan and his followers, an 
God. It will end in Satan's last defeat, and 
his being east into the lake of fire, to b< 
followed there by all who have followed hir> 
instead of Christ. . The Millennium will end 
in failure, so far as the natural man is con 
cerned, in spite of the personal presence o! 
Christ, and a perfect environment, here or 
this earth for a thousand years. As we fac 
these terrible facts, we may well exclaim will' 
the apostle, as we think of man, "Wher 
is boasting then? It is excluded." But whs 
a God and Saviour we have, who can sav 
even such men, when they abandon thei 
own righteousness and accept God's right 
eousness as a free gift, by faith in Christ 
i — Sunday School Times. 



WILL THE MILLENNIUM BE A FAIL- 
URE? 



No one but God knows how exceedingly 
sinful sin is. Perhaps the most startling' evi- 
dence of the sinner's natural incorrigibility 
will be seen in the failure of the Millennium. 
Many people think that the Millennium, 
which will be ushered in by our Lord's re- 
turn to this earth, will be the end of sinning 
and trouble. -Far from it, says God's Word. 
It is true that, under the righteous reign 
of Christ, Eden conditions will be restored, 
and righteousness will he in control of the 
whole earth. Marvelous blessings will follow, 
described in glowing terms in the prophecies 
...of the Old Testament and the New. Satan 
' will be bound and shut up, unable to deceive 



TILL HE COME. 



By Bishop Edward H. Bickei'stetft, 1862. 
Till He come ! let the words 
Linger on the trembling chords; 
Let the little while between 
In their golden light be seen; 
Let us think how heaven and home 
Lie beyond that "Till He Come." 
When the weary ones we love 
Enter on their rest itbove, 
Seems the earth so poor and vast, 
All our life-joy overcast? 
Hush, be every murmur dumb : 
It (s only till He come. 
Clouds and conflicts round us press. 
Would we have one sorrow less ? 
All the sharpness of the cross, 
All that tells the world is loss, 
Death and darkness, and the tomb, 
Only whisper "Till He Come." 
See, the feast of love' is spread, 
Drink the wine, and break the bread : 
Sweet memorials;* — till the Loi-d 
CHI us round His heavenly board; 
Some from earth, from glory some, 
Severed only till He come. 



THINGS WORTH KNOWING. 

I will leave my various and Sunday diu'ies 
undone this morning, while I answer some 
questions that have come to me from hun- 
dreds -of miles away. 

Why is it more harm for a. .girl to smoke 
than a boy? Surely, little girl, you must have 
forgotten that women have ruled the world 
ever since Cain was a, baby. You thought that 
man was the head of the family? He it: hut 
while he is supporting his. family in one 
place the mother is training the babies to 
be whatever they are when they are grown 
If one goes into any community and finds 
Godless, lawless sirjs, they will surely find 
the same kind of boys.. I cldri'lf think that 



"nv one can say that any form of using to- 
bacco is harmless, but a noted physician has 

■H.1 "the girl that smokes crgareftts will 

i perfect physical wreck by the time she 

thirty years old. There can he nothing 

ire important <'han the robust health oP 

he mothers of future generations. It can 
• nothing but a black crime for anyone to 
"■1 anything to impair the health of the par- 
k's of the future. We often hear men say. 
■'Let the gilds smoke if they wont to," but 

'-.i will find that class of men want the 

■- men to be as bad ",'s they are, which, they 
" ink will be a good excuse for their own 

vil habits. Now, young Indies, it is your priv- 
:l ege, and bounden duty to use every power 

f your mind, and soul, and strength to 
keep your purity and cleanliness so that every 

oung man with whom you come in contact 
may gain strenath from you to fight evil-. 
habits. You cannot do this and smoke or' 
use tobacco in any form. 

Young men in this section cannot hold a 
nositinn that requires mental, and moral 
strength if they smoke cigarette. It is con- 
sidered much worse than other,,, makes of us- 
ing tobacco, because the papef'"prepared for 
them is firs!' saturated with some kind of 
a solution that makes it almost impossible 
f n stop smoking, after using them c 

Another lady asked me to tell 'her how to 
<ro about training her precious little bov. The 
first requisite is to be sure you are following 
divine guidance in your own life, seven davs 
in the week. Tt is impossible to accomplish 
anything food on this earth without power 
from on hi?h which is so freelv offered to 
everv one. Don't do or sav anything- you 
would not he willing for him to do, or sav, 

nd above everything' in life teaeh him to 
fiboY von because he loves you instead of be- 
ins' afraid of vou. 

Mv dear friend, find some other wav to 
correct pn P .y|l habit besides beating- the lit- 
tle ones. ^Lp o^ten hpnr -peoph? carotins' scrip- 
ture to prove that children must be whipped 
for every infraction of -ntireni'al law. but thev 
would snopdilT- chanp-p their views if our di- 
vine Master should inflict that kind of pun- 
ishmp.rit on us. Don't let him contract bad 
lifrhi+s heennsp }\p is too voung- to understand 
Vent trouble they will bring- later in life. 

Onr Sa-vior requires us to obey Him be- 
/=qncp iyp loTTo Him — not hpcmise we are afraid 

of flip mmiol'mont that follows evil doing". 

Tt will tike a lot of vonr time and patiencp 
but is is th" only investment vou can make 

that never failed to pay a thousand fold. 

Ruth Fletcher. 

— A man from Georgia spent the summer 
in fhp mountains, and met an old fellow who- 
ir-},ov, i, p found out that his friend was from 
n^eoT*o'ia,, said: "An' voii come frum Georgw? 
vfpW-|v VO t| knowed Bill Johnson, my wife's 
flvot cousin. He's traveled all over Georer 
peddlin' sewiiie- machines. He'» been ever 3 - 
whnres. He's been away down to that phice 
that sticks out in the Atlantic Osh°n!" 

"Do you mean Florida?" the stranger 
asked. 

"Vest, that's hit — Floridv. I just couldn't 
think uv the name uy that to'wn!'' — Forward. 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



. m . .-: sn^uaumamu .w'-irrnm 



January 28, 1926. 



A COMMENDATION OF AETICLE BY 
S. R. H. 



Sometime ago I read an article, printed in 
the "Herald," by "S. R. H." in which refer- 
ence was made to a resolution in the minutes 
found on page 92 — " Resolution no. 3 "on 
teaching- in schools," I believe it is. I trust 
that the article referred to above has been 
read by every person in our grand old State 
as well as by our own church folk. Surely 
this wonderful deliverance ought to be read 
and remd by every uan, woman, and child 
throughout the land. It is a complete explana- 
tion of some of the hard problems that have 
been agitating the minds of a great many 
people from time to time for centuries. I 
verily hope that we will not soon, if ever, for- 
get those illuminating and uplifting thoughts 
so ably presented by our good friend and 
brother. 

It has been my honest conviction for a 
long time, that when a brother or sister con- 
tributes a real good article to the church pa- 
per, or any paper, that such article should 
not only be read but that we, the beneficiaries, 
should in some way show our appreciation. 
For this reason I <lm now writing this article. 

Selah. 

With reference to what our aforesaid bro- 
ther wrote concerning taxation he asks the 
question "what taxation unites man by blood 
to the lower animals ? " I am sorry I am un- 
able to say definitely, just what sort of tax 
this can possibly be : but in order to assist 
my friend in finding a solution to this very 
unsual inquiry, would suggest, it hat in all 
probability, this is a tax that some of our 
friends who hold to the theory of evolution 
have levied upon their own minds, and have 
not, as yet, been able to make payment : hence 
'1 lie desire to tax the pocketbooks of others 
in order to meet their self-imposed obliga 1 
tions. Selah. 

So endeth the first lesson. 

Now concerning the doctrinal matters pre- 
sented by our very worthy friend and brother 
will say that what he has to say about these 
things is certainly of very great importance. 
These are the things that have been "bones 
of contention" among some of the greH theo- 
logians for many centuries. I am glad that 
in so far as I am concerned these questions 
will cease to give any further trouble, for since 
reading this exceedingly voluminous and un- 
aswerable argument as touching these trouble- 
some questions I for one must say farewell to 
all these intricate problems which have hither- 
to associated themseives/ with these great 
doctrines, I am glad I have lived to see the 
day when some great mind has come upon 
the stage of action and by one grand sweep 
with his versatile pen has knoeked into eter- 
nal oblivion these perplexing things that have 
caused divisions among the brethren ant! 
sisters for Lo ! these years. Now that the 
job has been completed surely, oh surely the 
millennium will be here in a few days. Me 
thinks it would be a good time to start church 
union again: why not? after reading this 
Very plain explar? tion of "Total depravity." 
''Pinal perseverance of the saints," "Popes 



and bulls." Is it conceivable that any reason- 
able mind after reading this splendid contri- 
bution on the afore'said doctrines can ever 
i again entertain a shadow of a doubt as to 
■their true meaning? Surely not — surely not. 
Selah. 

Thus endeth the second lesson. 

Tobe Shepherd. 



GETTING ALONG NICELY ! 

Beatrice M. Parker. 

"I think you are getting along nicely," 
said Aunt Emma with a smile. 

"Well, we were," replied Beth, "but now 
we haven't anything at all to do and it 
is r ining so we cannot go outdoors-to play." 

"We might get along nicely," said Bob with 
a laugh, "if we were ducks and could shed 
water from our backs and swim ! ' ' 

"Speaking of getting along nicely," and 
Aunt Emma laid down her sewing as the 
children came up to her chair, "I wonder 
what other ways we may find of getting along 
nicely in this world. See if you can tell ! ' ' 

The children were thinking. Then RlMi 
said, "Well, we all of us walk here in our 
family except when we go out in the auto, 
but autos are not fair, are they?" 

"No," replied Aunt Emma with a laugh, 
and a shake of her head. "I mean natural 
ways of getting along. Yes, we walk and 
ducks swim and birds fly, but how many more 
ways are there, can you think?" 

"About a dozen, I guess," said Charley, 
"but I'm not sure I can think of them HI. 
A worm crawls and frog jumps — that makes 
five." 

"Not all worms crawl," exclaimed Ruth, 
"for don't you remember the one that got 
on Beth while we were picking blueberries 
one day?" 

"Huh!" and Beth made up a little face as 
she thought of the inchworm that Aunt Em- 
ma had Mo take off her coat. "Such things 
ought not to get along nicely at all in this 
world, they are too scary for me ! ' ' 

"That is surely another way of getting 
along," and Aunt Emma laughed. "Some- 
times we call them measuring worms, for 
they measure off just so fir at each advance 
as they move along. " 

"Jelly-fish!" exclaimed Bob. "I remember 
the one that stung me a year ago down at 
the beach. That is another way of getting 
along, isn 't it ? " 

"Yes, the jelly-fish sort of ' swimswhggly, ' " 
said Ruth, and they all laughed at this new 
term. "But in its way it stings good and 
hard!" 

"Are there any other sea creatures that 
get along nicely in their own peculiar way?" 
asked Aunt Emma. "Now think hard.T have 
in mind a poem that was written by a famous 
poet. ' ' 

"The chambered nautilus." Beth's reply 
was quickly given. "That shell-fish has aj 
sail and aets along very nicely indeed, so the 
books say."' 

"Good, and th't makes seven so far." 
Charles was anxious to get the dozen he guess- 
ed might be found. "How about combina- 
tions like the flying squirrels that jump, walk*' 
ran, and fly!" 



"Yes," and Aunt Emma nodded her head. 
' ' I don 't know that ill is actually flying, but 
that is another way of getting- along and can 
be counted. Can you think of any more com- 
binations ? ' ' 

' ' Some spiders make balloons and fly away 
with the wind," suggested Ruth, "but that 
might not be 'Iny more fair than using- an 
auto. ' ' 

' ' Surely it is, ' ' Bob replied generously. 
"Man has tools' to make things like autos 
and planes, but the spider has to make a bal- 
loon from her own web. We'll count it, any- 
way. That makes nine. Who has the tenth?" 

' ' Clams and oysters ! ' ' came Charley 's quick 
response. "They move their shell's back and 
forth and shoot themselves along through the 
water. ' ' 

"Are you sure they are both alike in their 
movements?" asked Aunt Emma. "For you 
know if the)- 'ire not, we want to be able to 
count two instead of one." 

Charley supposed they both moved the same 
way, but when he looked it up in one of Auni 
Emma's books, he found that there are some 
clams which move by stretching out their 
long arms, attaching the ends to a rock, and 
pulling themselves along; so the count was 
two more, making- eleven in all. 

"Only one more '.nd we shall have a doz- 
en!" Charley exclaimed as he read what he 
had found. 

The twelfth was the monkey that uses his 
tail in swinging from place to place, and just 
after Beth had suggested this animal, Ruth 
spoke of the parrots ttt.t catch hold of things 
with their beaks; so they had a "baker's 
dozen," or thirteen. 

If anybody thought that thirteen was an un- 
lucky number, the thought did not have to 
be expressed. For immediately Aunt Emma 
named snails and bats and flying fishes, whie!> 
brought the tot 1 1 to sixteen. 

They did wish to get it up to twenty if they 
could, and how they did work and think! Sev- 
enteen came when Charley happened to see a 
book called "An Old Barnacle"— and of 
course the barnacle, with his attachment to 
the bottoms of ships, was added. This made 
Ruth think of the remor', a fish that attaches 
itself to the shell of a turtle and goes "along 
from place to place without needing to swim 
) — so there were only two more to think of. 

At last the crab came into mind — the shell- 
fish which does not go ahead or backward but 
sidewise, and gets there so nicely that it takes, 
a lot of skill to C tch him in deep water. So 
only one more remained to find, and when 
Aunt Emma's fur-trimmed hat, which she had 
out to see that no' moths had got into the 
box, caught Beth's eye, she exclaimed, "The 
seals! They both swim and flap along, in wat- 
er and on !.nd!" 

"Yes, that is twenty,, and plenty!" ex- 
claimed Aunt Emma. "And now I think we 
have been able to get along very nicely in- 
deed. For it is after five o'clock and I must 
set supper ready for some hungry little peo- 
ple!"— Zion's Herald. 



We rise in glory as we sink in pride; 
Where boasting ends, there dignity begins. 

Young. 



January 23, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD |*T» 



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13 



FROM PASTORS AND PEOPLB. 

Efland, Orange Charge,,— Notwithstanding 
the rainy weather we had a very good crowd 
our for service last Sunday. The Lord's sup- 
per was administered by Brother Williams. A 
goodly number partook. 

There (re a good many on the sick list 
We wish for all these a speedy recovery. 

Our Sunday school is si ill on the go! We 
had 20 present last Sunday which' was good 
for a rainy day. We have had Sunday school 
every Sunday in January. You'll agree there 
have been some rough ones. May God's bless- 
ing be upon all of our church work and may 
there be lasting good accomplished. 

Mrs. E. S. Taylor, Reporter. 

Vance Ct., Notice. 

There will be preaching at Han-is Chapel 
the second Sunday at 11 : A. M., Sprino- Val- 
ley 2:30 P. M, Plat Pock 7:30 P. M. 
_ Superintendents will please announce this 
m SuiuJ.y school. 

M. P. Chambliss, Pastor. 



Porter.— Some one has said Porter's repor- 
ter must be gone into winter quarters, or let- 
ting other things take his time. I am sure 
they have guessed wrong, as we have been to 
church every Sunday this year. It is true we 
baven't reported lately; as we have been 
™£nout a preacher since conference we feel 
hat we have not done anything to report I 
think our Sunday school is doing fine with the 
rough weather and bad roads. We had a verv 
pretty Chri^a, tree which everyone enjoy- 
ed very much. We are becoming verv much 

sttddT d With ° Ut a Preacller ' J «** ther-e 
should be some arrangements made to give * 

one service a month any way. We are hoping 

liiSnrH SlmdaySCh0 ° lona P ic -to\hc 
Children s Home some time this spring or 
Summer. *o sickness to report- that we know 
of- With best wishes. Reporter. 

Whitakers, W^ater7~C7,arge._Althouob 
-haven't been heard from in some S 
this s no evidence that we haven't been doing 

ninth. He has been giving us sDlemlid 
-inons. We have all been standing^ ffi 

« all he has undertaken to do. Our finance 
are we 1 up, and right here I think it du our 
pecget hat something be said in regard" 
bavmg no place on the list as having r^d 
mjy g on the General Conference ludjet 
,inee we've been holding a place near the Top 
Eoi several years and this conference vear 
-e raised $50 for this cause at o'chrS 
^s service which was sent to the conference 
Treasurer on December 21st. This failed 

< Bent in to the bank to be cashed, f r ten 

Jay , and on the day it reached here our 

nks .doors were closed, and it was not JZ 

[d. We feel it is due our people to make this 

|atement, as one might think from the paper 

i> - old' in" ° Ur or S a " iz ^ons are do- 
gig good woi*. Our Ladies' Aid is always one 
f the most interesting meetings we have. Sun- 

ance\ C !°. w^* Wng Splendid tend- 
ance through the winter months. Oor C. E. 



Society is holding its meetings in the homes 

of the people now during the cold weather, j „ 

We are having real good attendance and the sister died in 1923 



!■■ ii i 



seven years, both having passed away . on 
the same day of the month and yd r. One 



meetings are interesting. Today being fifth 
Sunday a union service between our two Meth 
odist churches was held in our church with 
Rev. Mr. Boon, the M. E. Pastor doing the 
preaching. 

The death angel has visited our ranks again, 
this time claiming the soul of Mrs. Henry- 
Weaver. She had been in bad health for sev- 
eral jmonths. She leaves a husband, and eight 
children, four sons and four daughters, be- 
sides an old blind mother, who had made her 
home with her for so long. It is particularly 
sad for the old mother. 

We have been missing Mrs. J. Henry Cutch- 
in from our services for some time. She re- 
cently underwent an operation at Park View 
Hospital, Rocky Moun't, and is now getting 
'on much better, we hope she will soon be able 
to be back at her post of duty. 

Another one of our old standbys, Miss 
Wheless, is confined to her bed with a sprain- 
ed back. 

We are indeed glad to add to our Sunday 
school and Ladies' Aid Society, also W. F. 
M. S., Mrs. Han-old Braswell, who was one 
of the Christmas brides. We are sure she 
will be a valuable worker in She church work 
Being one of our high school teachers for 
three years, we had already learned to love 
her, before she became a member of our fam- 
ily. ■ [j I 

Our town, community and our churches 
have been hard hit by the bank failure and 
we don't know what it may mean with re- 
gard to our finances, but some how we be- 
lieve if we put our trust in God, "He'll carry 

Uirough." He has promised it and it's up 
us to put Him to the test. 

We were mighty glad to have with us to- 
day, Spencer Cutehin, who is home from High 
Point College for a few days. 

Wishing for our church a successful year's 
work in our Master's vineyard. 

Mamie Johnston,Reporter. 



us 
to 



He is survived by his mother, two sisters, 
and two brothers, and his grand parents Mr. 
and Mrs. B. F. Willey, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs 
H. B. Neville. 

We would commend the bereaved family to 
the Heavenly Father who is able to comfort 
and help in the time of trouble. 
A dear one from us has gone, 
A voice we loved is stilled, 
A place is vacant in our home, 
Which never can he filled. G. L. Spencer. 



Brown. 

Malonie Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Da- 
vid and Louida Smith, and devoted wife of 
Sidney A. Brown, was born February 13, 1S69 
She departed this life November 4,*1925. Her 
age is 56 years, eight months, and 21 days. 

The parents of Sister Brown lived in Guil- 
ford county, in the Mt. Pleasant community. 
,It was there that she was born and where her 
early years were spent. In her girl-hood she 
was sought and won in marriage by her sur- 
viving husband, Brother Sidney A. Brown. 
After her marraige, which occurred on the 21st 
day of March, 1SS6, she and her husband es- 
tablished their home in Burlington, and the re- 
mainder of her earthly life was spent here. 
^ This union was blessed with eight children, 
four sons and as many daughters. Two sons 
and one daughter and her father and (wo 
sisters, preceded her in death. Besides her 
husband, she is survived by two daughters- 
Mrs. H. L. Kidd, and Mrs. Ada Diamond— and 
by three sons, Lester, Ernest, and Erwin. Her 
mother is also living, and eight brothers— 
Cary, Albert, Sidney, Cleveland, William, Cy- 
rus, and Ernest. 

To all these, who mourn the passing of a 
loved one, our- hearts are tender in sympathy. 
In their son-ow there is much to comfort 
them. Sister Brown was a good woman — de- 
voted to her husband, and to her children; 
j kind and obliging to her neighbors; and true 
_.,. to her Christ. For a long' time she was a mem- 

rn t Tv-ii.i ,^.,i bH ' ° f the Mrst ^thodist Protestantant 

Clarence Lee Willey, the son of Charles Church, but in her latter years aflicion kept 



Lee and Lelia Willey, departed this life on 
January 19, 1926. He was 17 years old the 
26th of last November, which was Thanks- 
giving day. 

Clarence was seriously hurt in an automo- 
bile wreck on January It he 18th and died the 
nest day in the hospital at Rocky Mount. 

He professed religion and joined the church 
at Eden in August, 1924, and has lived a 
consistent christian life since. He was a 
steady, quiet, promising young man, and since 
his death it has been said by Uiose who knew 
him best that he was a good boy. 

The funeral services were conducted by the 
writer in the presence of a large crowd of 
friends and relatives, after which the body 
was laid to rest in the family cemetery near 
the Willey home bene'fth a very large -mound 
of flowers. 

He will be greatly missed in the church and 
Sunday school, and community, and most of 
all in the home. 

His father preceded him to the grave just 



>r from attending the services. She was at 
ways glad for her pastor to visit her, and 
she never failed to enter heartily into the 
worship that marked the close of such visits. 
The few days immediately preceding her 
death were attended with much suffering. She 
longed to be released, and gave comforting 
assurance of her readiness for that good 
event, when it pleased God to grant it.°Her 
deliverenee came on ihe fourth of last Nov- 
ember, when quietly and peacefully she pass- 
ed into the great beyond. 

The funeral service was held in the home, 
conducted by the writer, and attended by a 
large company of sympathizing friends and 
relatives. Interment followed in Pineview 
cemetery. Beneah the flowers that marked 
her grave we deposited the mortal form of 
a Christian woman. 

We commend her loved ones to the God 
that she served, and pray that in. his good 
time the family may be reunited where sepa- 
ations do not come. S. W. Taylor. 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 4, 192G. 



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Shiloh S. S. Conley Spring Ct. — Sunday- 
school 10:30. W. S. Miller, Superintendent 
present. Bible Glass 1, L. E. Setser, teacher; 
Bible Class 2, Rev. J. E. Austin T. Junior 
quarterly class; Mrs. E. M. Sumliii, teacher 
Card elass; Mrs. W. S. Miller, teacher; Sec. 
T. S. Setser; organist, Miss Elvia Austin; 
no. present, 34; collection, 98 ets; no. chapters 
read past week, 40b. 

Owing to sickness Rev. J. R. Girtner could 
not till his appointment. Rev. Roy Carletfce 
came to deliver a message for us, lie preached 
an interesting sermon. Rev. J. E. Austin 
preached Sunday night. Reporter. 



Mitchells' Grove, Gwilford Ct. — As I have 
been elected reporter for this year, I'm glad 
indeed to report that our church is very much 



we are still doing business for the Master. 
Our Sunday school is holding up very well 
considering the bad roads and rough wel ther. 
there being good attendance yesterday. Oar 
people seem to be very deeply interested in 
the school. 

The Christian Endeavor Society is doing 
nicely, too. Every one seems to enjoy it very 
much. Our pastor has found it convenient 
to attend every service. We enjoy bis pre- 
sence and the helpful talks he gives on the 
topics. Everyone is taking great interest. 

Last Sunday, being pmching day, we had 
our pastor, Rev. J. D. Cranford, with us. He 
preached a very wonderful and inspiring ser- 
mon. 

We consider this one of the most spiri- 
tual meetings we have had this year, and 



alive. We have ninety on roll in the Sunday j as the weather opens up and we increase in i 
school and an attendance of eighty-one last , attendance we hope these spiritual meeting/ 



mission. She was conscious of the approach- 
ing end and expressed her complete readi- 
ness to go. 

A dear old mother in Israel is gone home. 
The church will miss her, and the community, 
but most of all the aged husband and the 
children who were so devoi.'ed to her in her 
last illness. Hut while their loss is great her 
gain is exceedingly great. The following lines 
fittingly expresses the hearts' grief of the 
children. 

"Clear mother, our grief for thee is more 
than we can tell; but we know that Ul with 
thee is well. Thy hands are silently folded 
across thy peaceful breast, and thou art gone 
to the home of thy eternal rest." 

The funeral was conducted by the writer 
and her body was laid to rest at Fair Grove. 

The sympathy of their many friends go 
out for the bereaved family. W. D. Reed. 



Sunday, 

Our new pastor, Mr. 0. C. Loy, filled his 
appointment last Sunday evening and preach- 
ed a wonderful sermon, his subject being, 
'•Jesus the light of the world" after which 
our newly organized Gospel team held a very 
interesting and impressive service. 

About two weeks ago the Stephens Evange- 
listic Club, of High Point, held a two weeks 
meeting here with Mr. Jack Burris as leader. 
which has accomplished much good throughout 
the community. There were more than twenty 
conversions. Twelve new members were re- 
ceived into the church Sunday evening. 

The young men and boys of the church ant 
community have organized a 



will come more ofl en. 

We are looking forward for great and i 
noble things this year. It seems that our peo- i 
pie as a whole have a fine spirit for coopera- 
tion and work, and may we ask the Herald 
and ail its many readers to remember us in 
their prayers. 

We are praying that this will be the best 
year in the history of the M. P. Church, not 
only for us, but for all the churches in the 
conference. This we can do if every fellow 
will put his shoulder to the wheel and do 
his part. Reporter. 



Fine BI«ff.— In the near future the Chris- 
Uospel tean j ;ian Endeavor Society will give a pageant 
since the meeting and are doing much good i"The Royal Wly." It promises to be quite 
They hold services every Sunday evening. ! a .success and will contain some good lesson? 
The ladies hold a prayer service ever} j for every one. A delegation will go from 
(Wednesday evening and have a good attend- j here January 31 to Midland for the^purpose 
anee. J >'■£ organizing a Senior Society there. The 

We hope to do more good this year than program of the evening will be under the 
ever before. j direction of L. E. Mabry. 

Sorry to report that Miss Phineta Kersey j The writer was present at the funeral of 
is sick. Also Mr. Raye Frazier, and Miss j Brother J. M. Voncannon, of Seagrove. His 
Flora Bowman. We hope they will soon be j death was not at all unexpected. He had beer 
out again. j sick for several months win poisoned blood, 

finally developing into pneumonia. He real- 
ized his time to die had come and told those 
who- administered to his /physical needs 
that all was well with him. He was a man 
whom every one loved and was always ready 
to say a word of encouragement to any one 
in trouble. lie is survived by an invalid' wife 
5, five daughters and a host of a: her 
Reporter. 



With best wishes to the Herald and its 
readers. Nina Jones. 



Liberty, Siler City Charge.— Our pastor, 
Mr. Gibbs, filled his appointment the fourth 
Sunday. He gave us an interesting and help- 
ful semion on the theme "The Upward and 
Onward Look." 

Two young men, students of Elon College, 
Messrs. E. E. Kipha and Paul McNeil, sang 
a duet: "I'll Live tor Jesus." These young 
men helped in Christian Endeavor and even- 
ing service also. We hope they may come 
again. 

The Christian Endeavor Society was de- 
lightfully entert* ined recently by Mrs. Jno. 
W Curtis at her home in South Liberty. A 
most pleasant evening was enjoyed and plans 
were made to hold prayer meeting once a 
week. 

The Philathea class recently gave a miscel- 
laneous shower to one of its members, Miss 
Peace Staley, a well known '.nd successful 
teacher of Randolph County. 

A singing was held in our graded school 
auditorium the 5th Sunday. It was largely at- 
tended. 

We are glad to htve Mr. and Mrs. George 
Parker worship with us. Reporter. 



Fairfield, Guilford ChiSfdt,. — Since we made 
our last report there has been a little decline 
in our attendance. Last Sunday morning then 
were only 43 present. Let us hope that we 
will have an increase in attendance next Sun- 
day morning and everybody work to that end j friends. 

Last third Sunday afternoon our regular 
pastor was not able to fill his appointment j A Gcocl Woman Gone. 

his substitute, Brother Boyd, brought to us < Rachel Christine Bevil, wife of Brothe 
many things that if we would carry home witi 



us would throw a great light over the com- 
munity in which we live. His text was taker 
from Psalms "Rejoice evermore." From thif 
text it was brought to our minds that w. 
could rejoice even when wordly things wen 
pressing us hard.- If each one could forge 
what great things he had done or tried to 
do there . would be happiness all the while 
With best wishes to the Herald. Reporter 



Wea.v-erville C)r.ar£js, Clarks, CWapel— 1~4 
has been some time since we reported but 



M. J. Bevil, was born February IS, 1847, de- 
parted this' life December 23, 1925. 

In early life she professed faith in Christ 
and united with Fair Grove Methodist Prof 
astant Church to which she was faithful and 
loyal until she was called home. 

For a long time her hearing was dull so 
that. she could not understand much that was 
said, but still she loved the house of God • 
ind honored it with her presence when able 
to atl end. 

Before the end came, she suffered intensely, 
out without, murmuring and in perfect sub- 



Caroleen Chuil^h.— Carol een Chsistian En- 
deavor meets every Saturday night at 7:30 
with Brother G. W. Wilson President, Sister 
Jennie Radford, Superintendent, Sister Elsie 
Grant, Secretary. The Society met on Satur- 
day nigtt,, January 30, with 34 members pres- 
ent,, seven visitors and collection, $1.15. 

Brother Wilson and pastor gave some very 
interesting thoughts on the lesson. On the 
fiz-st Sunday in January our C. E. Society met 
at Caroleen Church and went over to Bro- 
ther Englan, wlio has been very sick with 
T. B. and held a prayer service and had the 
greatest pleasure of seeing him saved. May 
the Lord lead him. This socie' y is doing a 
great work in the church. 

With best wishes to the Herald. 

Connie Helms, Jennie Radford. 



M«st Have Been A gpotcfrman. — Rev. R. R. 
Michaux used to tell of a man who when ask- 
ed in a revival meeting, "Do you love the 
Lord"?" replied : 

"Wall, I reckon I ain't got anything agin 
Him." 



February 4, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALB 



15 



COLOES FOR WOMEN, 
rt'omen are often tempted to wear color: 
suited to their type because of the popu 
ity of those colors. 

iVe suggest these combinations for various 
>es : 
. Black or dark-brown hair, brown, gray 

blue eyes can usually wear blue of all 
,des, cream, ivory, golden and tan in 
iwns, dark-red, blue-gray, and other shades 
gray and mustard and amber yellow. 
!. Olive skin, brown or black hair, blue or 
.y eyes: black, only when worn with cream 
ar or touch of color; chestnut and golden 
wn, navy blue, warm shades of gray, erirn- 
, old rose. 

!, Dark sallow type. She must wear the 
'k and dull shades with touches of bright 
jtred trimming, as rose, flame, orange. 

Auburn hair with blue or brown eyes 
es black, especially in thin materials, rich 
des of brown, dull and dark greens, violet, 
,rl and dove gray ; navy, peacock or gray 
S. I :J - • l^ 1 

. Sallow blondes must be careful in choos- 

their colors, but they can wear soft gray 
lbined with rich tones, as rose or burnt 
nge; dark red, navy blue, creamy white, 

. Black hair, brown eyes and dark skin 
es golden, brown, black with touches of 
)r, dark green, pale or dark blue, clear 
or crimson, coral, pal« or rose, any yellow. 
The golden-haired girl with fair skin 
. blue eyes wears black, white, very dark 
wn, all shades of blue, delicate yellow, 
e pink or old rose, warm shades of gray 
I green. 

. The elderly woman with gray hair should 
ose for her colors black, if trimmed in 
>r, creamy white, dark blue and violet. 
'he fleshy figure ought to wear "retiring" 
>rs, as blue greens, blue, brown, gray and 
ek, while thin figures need the "advane- 
" colors, red yellow, orange, rose and 
'lit blues to increase the size. — Selected. 



"A FOOL THERE WAS." 
l man touched a trolley wire to see if it 

charged. It was. 
l man struck a match to see if the gasoline 
k was empty. It wasn't. 
l man patted a strange dog on the head 
see if the critter was affectionate. He 
n't. 

. man speeded up to see if he could beat 
train to the crossing. He couldn't, 
i man undertook to pass two speeding 

on the public highway. He didn't. 
l boy blew in his 22 rifle barrel to see if 
vas unloaded. It wasn't. 

jaywalker tried to beat 'the flivvers 
jss with the "Go" sign on. He'll never 
k again. 

. man from the backwoods blew out the 
so he could sleep. He is still sleeping'. 

fellow took a drink from a strange bot- 
to see if it had a kick. He's been blind 
:e. — Selected..' 

nature, gracious Lord, impart; 
We quickly from above, 
Lte- thy new name upon my heart, — 
hy new, best name of Love. 



IN HONOR OF THE DEAD. 

Sykes, 

Mrs. John A. Sykes of near Mebane was 
born Febrm.ry 22, 1861, and died January 9, : 
1926; was married April 12, 1883. She joined 
the church in early life, the latter part of 
her life was a member of Hebron Church. An- J 
other of our number has passed away. Her 
health was such-that she didn't get to church! 
often, but she will be missed. 

Funeral services were conducted from the 
family residence Friday afternoon at 2 o '- 
clock by her pastor, Rev. B. M. Williams, as- j 
sisted by Rev. J. S. Garner, of the Presbyter- 
ian Church, of Mebane. 

Interment was in the cemetery at Hebron. 

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, 
Mrs. Wm. Edmond Pratt, of Sumter, S. C, 
eight sons, Charles Lee, of Asheville, Wm. 
J., Julian C, Broadie B. and Ollie W., of 
Mebane; W. Eugene, of Weston, W. Va., John 
E., of Durham, and Herman W., of Waverly, 
Va; one brother W. A. Johnson, of Burling- 
ton also survives. 

■ Mrs. Sykes had been in declining health 
for some time, but developed pneumonia, was 
sick only a short time when death relieved 
her of her suffering. 

Thus passes a mother and neighbor, who 
will be greatly missed. When her large family 
go home mother's chair will be empty, her 
voice is stilled, her great care for her family 
is over. how sad was the parting, but this 
is what comes to us all sooner or later. The 
greatest thing in life is to prepare for death, 
for we know not when it cometh. 

She had many friends as was shown by 
the beautiful floral offering, her grave being 
a mound of beautiful flowers. 

May her husband and children so live that 
they may meet wife and mother on the other 
shore, where there will be no more partings. 
Mrs. F. W. Nelson, Reporter. 



Herman Hux. 

Death came and took one of the most prec- 
ious souls away from us. 

Herman was born August 11, 1908. He was 
the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hux. 
He had been suffering for several months, 
but was not confined to his bed until just 
one day before he died. 

He became a member of the M. E. Church 
in 1923 and lived a. beautiful Christian life. 
He was loved by every one who knew him. 
Those who knew him best, loved him most. 

Everything that loving hands and medical 
remedies could do was done but God saw 
best to take him. 

He said during his last hours: "I want to' 
get straightened out and go to rest." We 
can feel no other than satisfied about his 
soul. 

He leaves to mourn their loss one sister, 
three brothers and his adopted parents and 
one adopted sister. 

He was quietly laid to rest in a cemetery 
near his home by Rev. C. T. Rogers. 

His Friend. 



March 7, 1882, and died in the Hospital at 
High Point on January 19, 1926. On the 
evening of the 18th he in company with 
some of his people, and neighbors started to 
High Point, after completing his day's work, 
and just this side of High Point he stepped 
on the running board of the car, and in some 
way fell on the hard surface road. The peo- 
ple that were with him hurried him to the 
hospital, but so sad, he did not live many 
hours. His death came as the poet said, — 
No time for a last farewell, 
No time for the shock of fear, 
Scarcely a moment's halt on the shore, 
With the guide and the boatman near — 
Dear brother, how surprised' you were to go, 
With little to suffer, little to know. 
Only a moment of* dark, 
A dream of the fleeting night, 
And then the beautiful break of day 
And the quiet peace of light; 
And you found yourself where you longed 

to stand, 
In the repose of the fatherland. 

No doubt his soul is a light to guide some 
one else to the other shore. 

On May 17, 1911, he was united in marriage 
to Annie Eliza Redding. To this union God 
gave four children, who still survive. He also 
has two brothers living, hosts of friends, and 
relatives, to mourn his departure. He profess- 
ed faith in (Jhrist in early manhood, and 
united with the Methodist Protestant Church 
at Charlotte, lived a consistent member to 
the time of his death. His church will miss 
him. He was one of the Sunday school's 
faithful members. But it is in his home where 
he will be missed the most. His wife has lost 
a kind and loving husband, and the dear 
little children such a tender, loving father. 
Our sympathy goes out for all the bereaved 
ones. May God's richest blessings rest upon 
all. 

On the 20th of January, his funeral was 
held at Charlotte Church, by the writer. The 
flower bearers were C. L. Cranford, Carl 
Page, D. F. Ridge, Casper Cox, and W. J. 
Moore. The pall bearers were Elias Robins, 
C. M. Nance, J. F. Berkhead, J. E. Hill, C. 
N. Moody, and T. J. Foster. The large at- 
tendance and many beautiful flowers spoke 
of the high esteem in which Brother McCain 
was held. C. H. Hill. Pastor. 



McCain. 

G. Calvin McCain, the youngest son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. McCain, was born 



Sykes. 

■On Sunday January 5th at 10:25 A. M. 
the death angel entered the home of Jasper 
J. Sykes, and bore his gentle spirit into tho 
life triumphant. 

Mr. Sykes was a very kind and affectionate 
father, a good citizen and faithful to his 
church; always attending church services and 
also Sunday school as long as his health would 
permit. 

He attained the ripe old age of near 82 
years. 

Mr. Sykes had been in declining health 
for some time; although not serious until 
Tuesday before death came on Saturday. He 
will be sadly missed in the home, church and 
community. 

The funeral was conducted Sunday after- 
noon at Chestnut Ridge by his pastor, Rev. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



January 28, 1926 






B. M. Williams. Mr. Sykes had been a mem- 
ber of this church for over 50 years. He was j 
laid to rest in he church cemetery beside his 
life companion who passed over some 25 ! 
years ago. 

The floral tribute was both profuse and ^^ 
beautiful. His grandchildren were flower bear- 



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LVER, PLATED WARE, CHINA, CUT 



He leaves several grandchildren; also three 
children, namely: Mrs. J. M. Mennis and 
Messrs Chester A. and Carl E. Sykes. One 
son preceded him to the glory world. 

Maggie Sykes. 



COMMUNITY AND STERLING 
GLASS AN© POITSRV. 



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In Memory Of Little Fred Julian Free. 

On Christmas morning, just as day began 
to dawn, then it was that God called little i 
Fred Julian Free to join the angel band. 

Fred was a bright, attractive child of 2"J j 
months old and was the only child of Mr. 
and Mrs. Garland Free. 

Funeral service was held Saturday after- 
noon at Cedar Falls M. P. Church conducted 
by Rev. C. H. Hill, pastor, and Rev. G. A 
Laughlin. Then the little body was laid to 
rest in Cedar Falls cemetery. Farewell, Darl- 
ing'; thou hast left us and our hearts arc 
sad and lonely, but we know that thou ari 
dwelling with the Savior and His own, tho 
we miss thee here, our Darling. There's no 
one that can (fiill his place; we cannot heai 
that sweet little voice, nor the patter of hi: 
(little feet, nor the touch of the hand, bul 
this sweet thought shall linger with us an! 
shall make our pathway bright: we shal 
meet thee in that City where the Savior is oui 
light. Or how sweet the thought! we 'IF met' 
thee over on the other shore where with a; 
gels we shall greet thee and shall dwell for 
evermore. 

Written by His Grandmother, 

Mrs. M. H. Free. 



SiaS F©£ST COLLSSE. . 

College oi the Methodiat Protsstaat C kareh. Coeducational. Fitting for Ms and 
for university courses. Just closed a sue«essful year i* which one humirad and thirty- 
four students were enrolled in the frestae a and sepkomor* classes. 

Students are being- registered for tho fall seM&ster, which begias September 15th. 
For years we nave been looking forward to the time wfien we would have a eolle.j« in 
North Carolina, and now that the dreasa has been- rsaiiz&d we are appealing to all 
Methodist Protestants and friends of the ekurek to stand by the iB&tifcutioa in its 
first years of existence. 

Catalogue and application blank will ba forwarded upon application. Those desir- 
ing farther information should address The President, High Point College, 
Point, N. C. 

— ^. -j a, ™ 4, «• .» a~ m. .-a ja A sic 3a Ah. A afe j£t A £ 



Weaver. 
Weaver was 



Mrs. Hery Weaver was born December 1 
lSb'l, and quietly passed from the life Jan- 
uary 19, 1926. Mrs. Weaver before her niar- 
raige was Miss Willie Porter, the daughter 
of Mrs. Margaret Porter, who still lives an.: 
is the oldest member of the Whitakers ' Meth- 
odist Protestant Church. In early life Mrs 
Weaver united with the Melhodist Protestan. 
Church and remained in our fellowship unti 
her death. Several mouths before her deaL: 
she was not at all well and prior to her ill- 
ness she was often kept from church on ac 
count of her aged, invalid mother. The write 
was her pastor more than two years and fre 
suently visited the home. Mrs. Weaver im- 
pressed one as being a quiet, gentle, goo. 
woman. Surely she will be missed by thos. 
who knew her but her i.bsense will be more in- 
tensely felt in the home. 

On September 5, 187S, she became the 
bride of Mr. Henry Weaver and to tin 
union there were born eight children; at. 
survive the death of their beloved mother. 
The children are: Mr. Ben Weaver, of Seo. 
land Neck, N. C, Mrs. Bullock, of Tarbor 
N. G, Mrs. Vick, of Enfield, N. G, Mrs. Mar- 
tin; Mr. Robert Weaver; Mr. Otis Weaver: 
Mr. William Weaver, of Whitakers, N. C. 



Mrs. Watkins, of Raleigh, N. C 

May the invalid mother, the husband and 
children, other loved ones and friends be 
greatly comforted in this trying experieni/ 
by the presence of a sympathizing and loving 
heavenly Father-. May they constantly look 
to, lean upon and trust in Him, who gives 
a peace that passeth all understanding. 

r'he burial ser\iee was conducted by the 
writer assisted by Rev. K. C. Stubhins o, 
Enfield, N. C, Rev. W. C. Proctor, of Rock) 
Mount, N. G, Rev. Mr. Campbell, of Scotland. 
Neck, N C. F. W. Paschal. 

Trivette, 

Amos Wilson Trivette, son of Andrew and 
Almelia Trivette, was born in Iredell County. 
Eagle Miils township, on the ISth day of 
July, 1S57, and died on January IS, 1926. 

When he .was eighteen years of age he 
professed faith in God and united with Wes- 
ley's Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church. 
About three years later he transferred his 
membership to Union Grove Methodist Pro- 
testant Church and remained a member of 
this church until his death. 

On October 30, 1S78, he was united in mar- 
riage with Delia Ann Crater, daughter of 

. vanna md Emily Crater. To this union 
nine children were born, five sons and four 
daughters, all of whom with his widow sur- 



Ws ftL&te a Specialty oi 
LOOSE LEAF BOOivS'FOK MiM3* 
FERS' UBE- 
WILLS BOOK AMD Q^ATl&SXM^ <A 



his 



friends and loved ones with 



greeting 
smile. 

In his home the preacher could always fir 
i. hearty welcome. At church he was alwa; 
an intent listener. Sometimes during the se 
vices lie would openly rejoice. 

It seemed that all who knew him lov< 
him. Hundreds attended his burial. 

One of our best has left us. 





RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Saturday, January 16, 1926, death visit 
the High Point Hospital and released frc 
suffering the spirit of Mrs. Charles Livengoc 

By her death the . Mt. Pleasant Sund 
school has lost a most valued member, o: 
who by her search for truth and her adhe 
ence to the faith made her an inspiration 
the entire school. 

-Therefore be it resolved : 

First: That the members of the Mt. Pie: 
ant Sunday school wish to express public 
their grief at her passing and that the eh 
to which she belonged henceforth bear I 
name, Esther Satt Livengood, and be knoi 
only as the Livengood Class. 

Second : That we extend our deepest sy 



vive him. 

The children are: Mrs. .J. N. Binkley, Har- pathy to the beloved family in the dark hot 
mony, N. C, Mrs. E. M. Sole, Jennings, N. and pray that the blessing of the good Lo 
C, Mrs. D. M. Morefiekl, Harmony, N. C. may abide with them. 

Mrs. J. F. Johnson, Hainptonville, N. C, S Third: That a copy of these resolutions 
A. Trivette, Huntstonville, N. C, Eugene 
Trivette, North Wiiksboro, N. C, Dr. W. A 
Trivette, Ii'amptonville, N. G, Dr. L. Park-: 
Trivette, Weaversville, N. C. 

Eie . a ■ a di > e I Irasban, a loving and af- 
fectionate father, a cor. grated Christian 
and at all times and under all conditions he 
held on to his faith in God. He possessed 
a cheerful and sunny disposition, always 



sent to the members of her family; to t 
Methodist Protestant Herald, and a co 
spread upon the minutes of the Sunday scl 
record. 

Mrs. E. S. Welborn, 
Mrs. W. T. Murphy, 
Mrs. W. D. Payne, 
Mrs. L, H. Hilton, 
Mrs. H. G. Murphy. 










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OLUME XXXII. 



GREENSBORO, 1ST. C, FEBRUARY 11, 1920 



NUMBER 14. 



^a^EHODIST PftOTESTAKT HB&A&U. 
J. F. McGulloch. Editor and TuDiisnor 

'-uoHshed weekly in tne interest of the AleUiodrat 
Protesiaut Gnur ri«« n orsan 01 tut 
J\ortb (Jaroiiu_ yS°OpC 9oin Jant 
r-RlcE. — $1.50 a year, payable m u j" Plft fiaj t 
^te|£12s? a £ 8 aii3l -' 0i ' UllUfc L 1 on expiration oi tile l«£L 
siuiSfcription. However, subscribers vvtio ruguuaf « 
it De marjteq 011 our books ad ""regular," tueir ptv 
rt. to be continue and payment to oe tnaae as aaeu 
j? beginning or the year a 1 - convenient. 
Btspgcrlbers can remit aireotur or nand tnerr muuej 
pastors who act as our agents *** trie hem. 
■ic at reeling ctiange of address, #ive me old aaava* 
VHli as the new. tn renewing, give uie saTuue ik*s- 
§fs a.s before. 

W<fi cannot often supply back nuniDers. 
V* acknowledge receipt of inonev on subscription 
<;ornts oy cnanglng tne date on tne label, h tbfe 
SCT Changed witnm two weet^ after your money c 
tV'-rded. Write us, 

*{^*?.afeil as secon-'-^lass matter ai ine post oeju 
\;"flenst)oro, N. C. 



AN EASTER SERVICE IN EVERY 
CHUKCH THIS YEAR. 



Where is there a church that should not 
ilebrate Easter? It is so reasonable a thinu 
i do that every church should study how 
) do it even if there were no helps provided, 
aster means the resurrection of Jesus the 
hrist without which great fact our faith 
ould be -vain. That great event, the coining 
>rth of Jesus from the domain of death, is 
le ground on which we base our hope of 
fe after death. It means so very much to 
ar happiness here that we should ever be 
Sdy to' celebrate the coming of Easter time. 

Fortunately for our churches, our Board 
f Home Missions provides every year an 
rder of service, with songs and recitations 
tc, to be used by our churches and Sunday 
3hools in celebrating Easter. We have just 
eceived a sample copy of this service for 
lis year, prepared by Dr. Sheridan, the new 
Ixeeutive Secretary of the Board of Home 
lissions. We find in it all that is necessary 
o enable any Sunday school that has chil- 
ren and somebody to train them to have a 
elightful service. There are ten songs with 
otes and numerous speeches and dialogues 
rom which to select. This service is sent free 
f charge tc all our Sunday schools who wish 
o observe Easter and take an offering for 
he Board of Home Missions. Make a careful 
Parnate of how many Easter service pro- 
rams you need and how many collection en- 
elopes and write to Rev. J. M. Sheridan. 
16 N Charles St., Baltimore, Md. He will 
end the supplies. The offering your church 
aakes for the Board of Home Missions will 
£ course count on your budget for the Gen- 
ral Conference. 

By observing Easter in this way, you will 
te helping riot only your own church, but 
r ou will be through the Board of Home Mis- 
ions helping 'other, churches to get on their 
ieet and do greater service in the cause of 
he Master. 



Brother Gerrhrg'er's sermon to young wom- 
en last Sunday night provoked nrueh favor- 
ble comment. He told the young women pres- 
ent in a. plain but inoffensive way some things 
that all young women ought to know 'but 
which some seem not to know. He dismissed 
the frivolities of youth with a few fitting 
words and passed on to the weightier things 
of morality and religion. His Scripture text 
was," Mary hath chosen that good part which 
shall not be taken from her." 

— Miss Velna McCulloch's class gave a sup- 
per to the members of the Workers' Council 
before their meeting at Calvary Church last 
night. This added greatly to the interest of 
the meeting'. 

— Bev. E. G. Cowan recently underwent an 
operation for appendicitis but rallied quick- 
ly. He and his family have moved to Pleasant 
Garden. They receive mail R 1 in care of B. 
W. Kirkman. Brother Cowan seems to be 
gaining slowly, writes Mrs. Cowan. 

— The Methodist Protestant Herald goes to 
.readers in a number of states besides North 
Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and 
in a number of cases it goes because friends 
in North Carolina send it. We thank these 
friends, recognizing them as friends of the 
paper as well as to those for whom they sub- 
scribe. 



RECEIPTS FOR COLLEGE. 

Amount previously reported, $161,445.07. 

E. E. York, $100; J. F. Whitaker, $5; Mrs. 
J. F. Whitaker, $.5: J. Baynes, $10; T. R. 
Simpson, $5; A. L. Lemons, $5; Lillie M. 
Lemons, $3; Mrs. L. Anderson Wilson, $2: 
H. C. Kiger, $2: Geo. T. Loflin, $4; N.. H. 
Paschal, $120; Foust Bible Class, West End 
Greensboro, $42; Pleasant Hill Sunday school. 
West Forsyth, $9; A. A. Hill, '$25; Mrs. J. 
J. Crawford, $20; J. D. Baynes, $20; N. W. 
Gordon, $35; Z. A. Hardee, $10; Henry R. 
Ireland, $5; T. A. Smith, Burlington, $25; 
Miss Hallie McPherson, $10; Sirs. J. B. 
Cheek, $2,50; Miss Elizabeth Cheek, $2.50: 
Fred G. Holt, $10; Mrs. Fred G. Holt, $10; 
Wayne Holt, $5. 

Total, $161,937.07. 

Endowment Insurance Fund. 

Amount previously reported, $3,740. S6. 

A. B. Satterw'hite for Flat Rock, Vance 
Circuit Subscribers, $26.00: J. C. Causey, 
$20; Ladies' Aid Society, Burlington, $50. 

Total, $3,836.86. 

Since my last report I have received from 
Mr. L. F. Ross, at Asheboro, check for $1,000. 
for one of the Board's notes. Brother Ross 
hopes to send another thousand dollars short- 
ly. A few other notes are stilLin the hands 
of some of our people, and we hope they will 
be able to negotiate them and send us the 



money shortly. Those, however, who have not 
called for the notes are urged to press col- 
lections as much as possible, as it is absolute- 
ly necessary that we have additional funds 
to provide for our obligations on building ac- 
count. It will be recalled that those who 
handled the notes would have the privilege 
of making collections and depositing the mon- 
ey hi their banks, to be applied on the notes 
when due. 

Burlington has made a 'beginning in this 
way, and has deposited $115.00, and expect* 
to make other collections shortly. It will of 
course be encouraging to the friends who have 
handled these notes if pledges can be collect- 
ed, and the money deposited, to be applied 
on the notes at maturrity. 

Concarnrlng Our College. 

Anyone familiar with the history of our 
college during the past five years must be 
impressed with two facts: 

First, that a large number of our people 
are deeply interested in the institution, and 
have contributed liberally according to their 
means, and many have sacrificed in its be- 
half. The other is that a very large number, 
possibly the majority, of our members have 
not been interested; have remained aloof, and 
have either contributed nothing or very small 
amounts. A great many of these have doubt- 
less felt that the undertaking could not suc- 
ceed — "You can't do it,'' or "They can't 
do it." I might here confess that I believe 
they are right, 



or neanv so. 



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"They" cannot do it without the help of 
those who have thus far withheld their sym- 
pathetic co-operation, but now it has become 
perfectly apparent that it can be done if all 
our people will truly cooperate in the great 
undertaking. A' out one-fourth of our mem- 
bers have mad? it possible to carry the col- 
lege to the point of its magnificent achieve- 
ment. The regaining three-fourths can easi- 
ly make it possible "to go over the top." 

I should like to ask all who have thus far 
felt indifferent whether they are absolutely 
sure that their Lord does not wish them to 
lend encouragement and substantial aid to 
this enterprise ? They may have lacked faith 
in the beginning, but the institution is now 
located on solid earth; property is valued 
at over half a million dollars, and nothing 
but the aid of the ' ' doubting Thomases ' ' is 
necessary to insure its success. 

J. Norman Wills. 

— The second session of the present Brit- 
ish Parliament, which came into power in 
December, 1924, was formally opened Feb. 
2, with a "speech from the throne" by Kling 
George V. The first session adjourned last 
December. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1926. 



THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE. II. 

In II Tim. 3:16, Paul says, "All scripture 
is given by inspiration of God." We are 
aware of the fact that the R. V. reads, "Ev- 
ery scripture inspired of God," but the mar- 
gin of the R. V. reads, "Every scripture is 
inspired of God." Hinds New Testament 
reads, "Every scripture is God-inspired." 
The original word, Theopneustos, Greenfield 
defines, "Divinely inspired." Liddell & Scott, 
defines it, "inspired of God." So this word 
Theopneustos is from Theos, God, and Pneu, 
"to breathe, or blow," meaning literally, 
"God-breathed." So the scriptures, writing, 
Paul was speaking of here, in II Tim. 3:16, 
were "God-breathed," "God-inspired," what- 
soever that means. He had just spoken in the 
preceding verse of "the holy scriptures," or 
' ' sacred letters ' ' — Hinds ' rendering — ' ' which 
were able to make him wise unto salvation 
through faith which is in Christ Jesus." These 
"holy scriptures" could be none other than 
the Old Testament scriptures which he had 
"known from a child." And further he had 
just spoken of the apostasies of the last days, 
in verses 1-5, of his own persecutions, and 
of deceivers, "deceiving and being deceiv- 
ed," and then thus commends the "holy 
Scriptures" — <thei Old Testament — as guide, 
amid all the prevailing false teaching, con- 
fusion, and apostasy. And so emphasises the 
value, or worth, of these "Holy scriptures," 
by declaring them "all," or "every" one, 
to be "given by inspiration of God," "God- 
breathed," or "God-inspired," and "profit- 
able." It is absurd to suppose that Paul had 
in mind any heathen writings, or scriptures, 
as being "able to make one wise unto salva- 
tion." His teaching is that all scripture "in- 
spired of God," or "God-breathed./' "is 
profitable;" and that these were the "holy 
scriptures," which he had known from a child, 
the Old Testament scriptures, and that all 
of them were inspired and "profitable." 
There is no hint nor intimation here, by Paul, 
that any of these same "holy scriptures" 
were not God-inspired, but just the contrary. 
So the commonly held view, that "All scrip- 
ture is given by inspiration of God" is sound. 

So II Pet. l:2il shows that "the prophecy 
came not in old time by the will of man." 
The human will, or mind, did not initiate 
prophecy — not a human affair at all — "but 
holy men of God spoke as they were moved by 
the Holy Ghost" — carried, or borne along by 
that Holy Spirit, as the original word implies. 
The prophet was absolutely under; the control 
of the Spirit of God. An illustration of this 
all-eontroling power ar'jd operation of the 
Spirit is seen in the case of Balaam as re- 
corded in Num., Chapters 22, 23, 24, where 
Balaam tried to curse Israel, but God forced 
him to bless Israel instead. Balaam himself 
affirmed that he could not do otherwise than 
he did. His will was to curse, but God forced 
him to bless. God even opened the mouth of 
Balaam's ass that he spoke with man's voice. 
He did not prophesy, but he spoke. 

That God can use, or control, man's mouth, 
if he sees filt, is seen in his reply to Moses, 
when he made his excuse to God that he, 
Moses, was "slow of speech," "who hath 
made man's mouth?" "Have not I the 



Lord?" "Now therefore go, and I will be 
with thy youth, and teach thee what thou 
Shalt say." Ex. 4:12. 

Another illustration that prophecy was not 
by the "will of man," but wholly under the 
control of the Spirit of God, is seen in the 
incident of Jehoshaphat and Ahab consulting 
Micaiah, the prophet, in regard to a proposed 
battle, as recorded in II Chron. 18:24-27. "If. 
thou certainly return in peace, then hath not 
God spoken by me." This shows clearly that 
Micaiah the prophet believed that God had 
spoken through, or by, him, and not he him- 
self, had spoken. 

Time would fail to speak of the many cases 
recorded in the Old Testament where the 
Spirit of God came upon persons and they 
prophesied. As Saul in I Sam. 10:6-12, and 
the elders of Israel as recorded in Num. 11 : 
25-29. (Read these.) 

There is nothing more positively and clear- 
ly taught in the Bible than that "God," 
not man, "spoke in time past unto the fath- 
ers by the prophets, as certainly as in the 
"last days by his Son." Heb. 1:1,2. In II 
Pet. Chapter 1, verse 17,18, Peter speaks of 
the voice which he heard in the "holy 
mount," "which came from heaven," and 
adds, "We have a sure word of prophecy; 
where unto ye do well that ye take heed, as 
unto a light that shineth in a dark place." 

It is clear that Peter was no modernist, 
or higher critic, or he could not have refer- 
red to the Old Testament — to which doubt- 
less he referred — as a "sure word," and es- 
pecially as a "more sure word" than the 
"voice on the holy mount," as this "voice" 
was but for a moment, while the prophecy 
was recorded and abiding. 

As to the method of inspiration it was 
miraculous; — God speaking through and by 
man, and not man speaking of, and within 
himself, in any wise. It was full, certain, and 
unmistakable. And to this end it had to be 
in language neither superfluous nor lacking. 
And so had to be verbal. To be otherwise 
would be to render it uncertain. How anyone 
can object to verbal inspiration if he believes 
in an All-powerful God is difficult to under- 
stand. God had to give the precise, exact 
word, or so guard, influence, or control, the 
prophet, that he would select the exact word 
to carry the precise meaning intended, which 
amounts to verbal: inspiration^ Words are 
but symbols or signs of ideas. So, sometimes 
God gave the prophet a ' ' vision ' ' of symbols. 
These were not always understood at the time, 
but no doubt carried an exact, specific mean- 
ing, when understood. Why God has done 
this at times is not for us to determine, but 
that he has done so we cannot deny. But 
the great leading, fundamental teachings, 
doctrines of the Bible are given in plain, clear, 
specific language, not difficult to understand. 

But as to the exact how, or method, of in- 
spiration this need not consern us, further 
than to know he made himself understood as 
to the words given, whether the meaning of 
these words were understood or not. The re- 
rord is, "God spoke," or "appeared" and 
"spoke," unto Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, 
Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, Solo- 
mon, and the prophets. Of Moses it was said, 



"The Lord spoke unto Moses face to face, as \ 
a man speaketh unto his friend." Ex. 33:11, 
Num. 12:8, Deut. 34:10 God spoke "words" \ 
at the Baptism of Jesus, and on the mount l 
of Transfiguration: If he spoke "words" on 
these occasions, why not speak "words" to 
Moses and the Prophets, and to the Patri- 
archs, even Jaack to Adam? 

Why some should object to "verbal" in- 
spiration is difficult to see, unless at the bot- 
tom, and in the last analysis, they do not be- 
lieve in any real, Divine, miraculous inspira- 
tion at all. There is nothing unreasonable in 
"verbal" inspiration if we admit an Al- 
mighty God. Verbal inspiration seems to the 
only kind that can meet the case, if accuracy 
is needed, and it most certainly is needed. 

Now we cite two statements of Jesus Christ, 
one before, and one after his Resurrection, 
which to our mind, settles forever the full 
inspiration of the Old Testament: The first 
is Matt. 5:18 "Till heaven earth pass, one 
jot or title shall in no wise pass from the 
iaw. " So if the law — the Pentateueh — had 
contained the smallest amount of error, even 
a jot or tittle, this could not have been truth- 
fully said by Jesus. Error could be no part 
of the law, as the smallest part of it could 
not be expunged, or eliminated, therefore all 
the law was without error; for if there be 
error in it, this could be, should be, and would 
be eliminated. Therefore the law, according to 
Jesus, was, and is, without error. And this 
being true, it is a legitimate inference that 
the Prophets were also without error, inas- 
much as Jesus said, in the same connection, 
"Think not that I am come to destroy the 
law or the Prophets; I am not come to de- 
stroy, but to fulfill." Would Jesus come to 
fulfill a falsehood, an error, in any wise, or 
to any degree? The supposition is absurd and 
buaspnemous. Yet such must be the case, if 
the Law or Prophets, or both, contain error, 
as the highercritics, the modernists, and evol- 
utionists contend. 

The second statement of Jesus to which we 
call attention is Luke 24:25, "0 fools, and 
slow of heart to believe all that the prophets 
have spoken." This surely implies that all 
that the prophets had spoken was worthy of 
belief, and should be believed, he even, call- 
ing thou "fool" for not believing all they 
had "spoken." This could not be truthfully 
said if the writings of the prophets contained 
error, for he doubtless had reference to the 
collection of sacred writings known as the 
Prophets. It's an absurd quibble to assume 
that the Prophets "spoke truth" but "wrote 
lies," as some "modernists" have done, at- 
tempting to -evade the unanswerable force of 
Jesus' statement. 

A few statements of Jesus settle the in- 
spiration of the New Testament. Jno. 14:26, 
' ' The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, 
whom the Father will send in my name, he 
shall teach you all things, and bring all 
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I 
have said unto you." Alse Jno. 16:13, "How- 
beit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he 

will guide, you into all truth, and 

he will show you thing's to come." 

These statements of Jesus cover the entirs 
field of 'the New Testament, when they say, 



February 11, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



Teach you all things," "guide you into ail 
uth," "bring all things to your remeni- 
ance, whatsoever I have said unto you," 
id "show you things to come." If this is 
it full, plenary inspiration, what ^s it? 
lough the method may not be just like that 
j the Old Testament inspiration. 
"All things," "all truth," "whatsoever I 
ive said unto you," and "show you things 
come." "All things" that he had 
ught them in the three or three and a 
tlf years, should they forget. ' ' Things to 
me" — additional revelations. What could be 
ore full and complete ? Covered all his past 
aching, any present need, and the future. 
ad this Comforter, Teacher, Enlightener 
as to "abide with them forever." Jno. 14: 
I. So all this insures absolute certainty, as 
"truth" and. the teachings of Jesus. And 
addition to this promise, he "opens the 
lderstandijngs" of the Apostles, and per- 
ips all present, "that they might understand 
e scriptures" — (Old Testament). Other 
riptures, corroborative, could be cited, but 
the above do not carry conviction, one 
ould not "be persuaded though one should 
se from the dead. ' ' 

A word in conclusion : Some confuse reve- 
tion and inspiration. They are not the same. 
11 revelation must be inspired, but all in- 
liration is not revelation. Facts of biogra- 
ly, history and related things, for which no 
relation is needed, but for which inspira- 
an is needed, in order that they be correct- 
recorded and transmitted, may be inspir- 
l. J. F. Dosier. 



WHEN GOD REBUKES. 

"Remove thy stroke away from me." — 

salin 39 :7-ll. ' 

The word "rebuke" does not sound good 

us, and the chief reason for this is that 
e have gTown to think of the word apart 
om its original meaning. To rebuke is real- 

to keep back, to l estrain. So that the 
ought of the passage is that . God finds it 
icessary to restrain us, or keep us back from 
imething that would not be for our good, 
here is one motive only in His rebukes — to 
irrect. 

Time would fail to tell of all the ways in 
Irich the dear Lord may rebuke us. When 
e met Saul of Tarsus in the way, He re- 
iked him. Paul tells us, that he was "appre- 
inded," but the meaning is the same. The 
•ophet was rebuked when God asked, "What 
)est thou here?" And every one of us is 
?buked when God, through His great grace, 
Ets us from "the horrible pit and the miry 
ay." 

And so on through our lives, we are rebuk- 
l again and again, always and ever with 
te desire to correct us. And if we could only 
ie this in the proper light, we would as 
adly invite the rebukes of God as we do 
te criticism that we know is designed to help 
!. It would naturally follow that the more 
illing we are to be corrected, the less need 
lere would be for correction. — Rev. I. D. 
yttle. 



Today is yesterday's plans put in action.- 
lams. 



THE SOCIETY'S THANK OFFERING. 

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, 
for a number of years, has celebrated the an- 
niversary of Jts organization — February, 
1S79, by a thank offering made by its mem- 
bers and friends of the great cause. 

The fact that the administration of all 
the foreign missionary work of our denomina- 
tion has been entrusted to the Union Board 
of Foreign Missionary Administration! has 
not changed any of the plans of the Society 
for raising their allowed percentage of the 
budget, and the thank offering in the month 
of February is one of its established plans. 

At times a well prepared program ha 5 been 
prepared by the Society's Executive Board, 
and sent to the auxiliaries to be used by 
them with such changes and additions as lo- 
cal conditions called for. 

At other times the local auxiliaries, under 
the general direction of the conference 
branches, have adopted their own plans for 
observing the anniversary, and securing the 
thank offering. 

This practical and helpful feature of the 
anniversary celebration has been of great ser- 
vice to the Society, inasmuch as the proceeds 
from the thank offering are devoted to the 
erection of needed buildings, and to repairs 
and maintenance. 

The Society has, in our three Missions, 
homes for its lady missionaries, school build- 
ing's of different kinds, kindergarten build- 
ings all of which represent a large sum of 
money, and the upkeep of the buildings in 
those climates calls for an annual item in the 
budget. 

Then the Society's work is enjoying a 
healthy growth, and while the main Girls' 
Schools in Japan and in China have very cred- 
itable buildings in which excellent work is 
being done, in the Society's newest field, In- 
dia, there is no regular school building for 
the Girls' school. 

The school occupies a considerable part of 
the large two story bungalow, which is also 
the home of the Society's four lady mission- 
aries, and it is very evident that a building 
designed for regular school purposes has be- 
come an insistent demand, but the resources 
for its construction are not in hand. 

There are other needs of the women's de- 
partment in our three Missions which cannot 
be met without funds secured through the 
annual thank offering, hence its recurrence an- 
nually assumes great importance to the entire 
foreign missionary work of our loved church. 

The officers and the members of the So- 
ciety, and, of course, the members of the 
Union Board are most anxious that a large 
amount may be realized this year from the 
thank offering, that their hearts may not be 
burdened, their hands may not be tied, ttieir 
missionaries' work may not be made harder 
nor retarded for the want of the money need- 
ed. 

Of course, every member of every auxiliary 
will lay on the altar her thank offering m 
-ratitu'de for God's many blessings, and to 
aid the work He gives us to do, but here is 
an opportunity for all to share in the good 
work of supporting the girls' schools, and 
the other agencies which are being used to 



promote the highest welfare of women and 
girls in the three countries where our church 
is now carrying on foreign missonary work. 

If womanhood is to be elevated in those 
dark lands it must be by the Gospel, and the 
Christ it reveals being accepted, and our 
girls' schools, our Bible women, all our agen- 
cies are being devoted to that purpose, but 
necessary equipment, and the money to pro- 
vide it are urgently called for, and this is 
one way you can help. Fred C. Klein. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION ITEMS. 



The Commision appointed by the last Gen- 
eral Conference to study the problems sur- 
rounding Adrian College has finally complet- 
ed its work. The last session was held in 
Pittsburgh January 29, and, as reported by 
the Methodist Recorder last week, it was vot- 
ed unanimously to leave the college at Ad- 
j rian, provided that certain conditions to be 
announced later are met. This decision was 
reached after thorough investigation and stu- 
dy by a representative body of' men chosen 
from the Adrian area. It will doubtless give 
general satisfaction and settle for a genera- 
tion at least, a question which has been more, 
or less disturbing. The next step that is es- 
sential to enable Adrian to render a satisfac- 
tory service to our young people and the 
church is an endowment. Plans for this ar« 
now being made. 

The Board of Education has contracted to 
assist seventeen young people through the 
Student Loan Fund this year. That will re- 
quire $2550. We have several applications 
pending but have had to postpone accepting 
them until we know better what our income 
is to be. At present we need nearly $2000. We 
feel reasonably sure that one half of this will 
be provided for from return payments, regn- 
lar contributions, and some unpaid pledges 
of the "u'00 club." 

One of the most successful teachers in one 
of our colleges is a former beneficiary of the 
Student Loan Fund. We know of a case where 
a young man entered college through the help 
of this Fund and later decided for the Chris- 
tian ministry. It is a service our young peo- 
ple greatly appreciate. It binds them closer to 
our church and helps them to realize a worthy 
ambition. 

We havje' promised help 'to 'thirty-seven 
ministerial students this year, two more than 
last year. That requires close to seven thous- 
and dollars. All but twenty-five hundred of 
this is provided for and a diligent effort is 
being made to secure this amount from form- 
er beneficiaries. Over fifty thousand is due the 
Board most of which is long over-due. If half 
of this could be placed in our invested fund 
it would enable the Board to treat our stud- 
ents more generously. 

The Board has an anonymous friend who 
contributes two hundred and fifty dollars eve- 
ry year to the cause of ministerial education. 
When the receipts of the Board warrant it 
this money is placed in the invested fund. We 
were able to do that last year. Such gifts 
are a great encouragement and render an ex- 
ceptionally fine service. May his tribe in- 
crease ! 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1926. 



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The returns from Rally Day on January 1 
were as follows : 

Ohio, $3146.32; Maryland, 1841.75; Pitts- 
burgh, 1224.21; Eastern, 727.78; Indiana, 
605.85; West Va., 518.85; Onondaga, 370.72; 
No. Car., 308.26; Kansas, 265.58; Illinois, 
25:93; Alabama, 125.00 Ia.-Mo., S1.36; Ar- 
kansas. 77.63; Texas, 75.00; Michigan, 50.00; 
Kentucky, 17.50; Col.-Tex. (Col.), 10.00; 
Georgia, 7.87. 

The receipts to date total $9713.36 or $868.- 
05 less than a year ago. Since the receipts 
from the Budget for the Board of Education 
were on January 1 over $9000 less than a 
year ago it would be greatly appreciated if 
our pastors would make a special effort to 
see that any special day or other General 
Conference funds in. their treasuries were 
sent in at once. Frank W. Stephenson. 



HOME MISSIONS. 
Mississippi Conference. 

It was my privilege to again attend the 
Mississippi Conference which met in Clara, 
December 3. The Conference was largely at- 
tended and the reports for the year were en- 
couraging. The spirit of hopefulness as to 
the future of the church was in evidence. The 
Woman's Home Missionary Society, organ- 
ized a year ago, is succeeding finely. Dr. 
Stephenson, Secretary of the Board of Edu- 
cation, was the appointed official Represen- 
tative and presented the interests of the Gen- 
eral Conference. 

I was there to represent the Board of Home 
Missions in general, and the Meridian Church 
in particular. This new church enterprise has 
been prominently before the general church 
in that Dr. Lewis, several years ago, made 
an appeal to the denomination at large for 
funds with which to purchase a lot in the 
city of Meridian with the view of erecting a 
Methodist Protestant Church. The lot, cen- 
trally located, was purchased for $3,000, the 
title of which is held by the Board of Home 
Missions. A wooden tabernacle was erected 
on this lot a year ago and services have been 
held regularly. 

I preached for them Sunday morning and 
night, held a business meeting Monday night 
and preached again Tuesday. They have a 
membership of about forty with a Sunday 
school of the same number. Rev. J. T. Wil- 
liamson, who lives in Meridian, is the acting 
pastor. He and his family are deeply inter- 
ested in the church and have contributed lib- 
erally to its support. Brother Williamson is 
the father of Mr. Nate S. Williamson, a prom- 
inent young attorney of Meridian, whose loy- 
alty and devotion to the Methodist Protest- 
ant Church prompted Dr. Lewis in starting 
a movement for a church of our denomination 
in that city. 

They have in cash in the Meridian Bank 
nearly $3,000 and with the $1,900 Dr. Lewis 
has since collected there is practically $5,000 
with which to begin the first unit of the new 
church. Dr. Lewis has requested the Board of 
Home Missions to assume responsibility for 
the supervision of this new work. We are 
cooperating with our friends in Meridian in 
securing plans and assisting in starting build- 
ing operations. The plan is to have the build- 



ing ready in time for the next session of the 
Mississippi Annual Conferenec next fall. The 
Annual Conference has furnished some mon- 
ey toward the building and has pledged fur- 
ther support. _ y ,,/ 

The work of the Confereenc in the past 
has been largely rural. They are, however, 
awakening' to a realization of the fact that 
no denomination can make any decided pro- 
gress unless well represented in the centers 
of population. This needs no argument. It is 
plain to any one who is observant. We have 
an illustration of this in the Alabama Con- 
ference, the adjoining state to' Mississippi. 
The establishment of our denomination in 
Birmingham and Montgomery, with attractive 
church buildings well located, has put new 
life and hope into that Conference. What has 
been done in Alabama can be repeated in 
Mississippi. I call on the whole Mississippi 
Conference to rally to the support of this new 
Meridian Church. 

Pray for it, talk about it, work for it, give 
to it and when that church is well establish- 
ed we will turn our attention to some other 
city in that state. It may mean labor and 
sacrifice but it will be well 'worth all it will 
cost. I urge the pastors to present this work 
in every church in the conference. We now 
have a church in Laurel about sixty miles 
from Meridian which needs some attention. 
Laurel is a city of fifteen thousand people. 
Our church there should have special atten- 
tion. I regretted that I was not able to visit 
Laurel during my stay in the state. 

Those from other sections of our denomi- 
nation who have contributed to the Meridian 
Church can look for further news from Meri- 
dian. J. M. Sheridan. 



TO WORK FOR PEACE. 
Fred B. Smith— a prominent Congregation- 
al layman, Y. M. C. A. worker, world-travel- 
ler and lecturer— has accepted the chairman- 
ship of the Executive Committee of the World 
Alliance for International Friendship Through 
the Churches. He purposes to devote the rest 
of his life to a crusade against war and what 
he calls "war philosophy." He proposes to 
exercise an active leadership throughout the 
churches of America in a continuous cam- 
paign against war. Mr. Smith has issued a 
statement in which he gives expression to his 
seven fundamental convictions on this matter. 
We here summarize his statement : 

1. The abolition of war is the paramount 
world issue. In the judgment of men possess- 
ing wisdom and information far beyond any- 
thing I profess to have, every hope and as- 
piration of the human race is being placed 
in jeopardy by the War Philosophy. The heart 
of the world problem is just this, can human- 
ity find some way to abolish war? This I 
am convinced is the supreme issue of the mo- 
ment. Nothing else matters much. Viewed 
from the standpoint of good government, good 
economics, or true religion, the abolition of 
war is the supreme affirmation. 

2. That the ominous war clouds still hover 
over the nations. I am profoundly impressed 
by the fact that notwithstanding all the les- 
sons of the past, in the face of all the warn- 
ings which have been issued and all the sup- 



erb efforts which have been put forth, since 
191S, ominous war clouds still hang over the 
world. 

3. That war can be abolished. I am glad 
to record my conviction and unbounded confi- 
dence in the belief that war can and will be 
abolished. I do not believe that war is an 
incurable malady, and therefore must be car- 
ried on permanently in all human activities. 
I do not believe that it is in the purpose of 
God to organize war. I believe it is in the 
great plan of God that nations and peoples 
shall live in peace. I believe that Christian- 
ity and the War Philosophy cannot live to- 
gether in the same world. 

4. That the great hope will only be real- 
ized through the full co-operation of all the 
agencies which believe in God. I am further 
constrained to hope that in this relationship 
I may render some service in enlarging the 
eo-operative plans of the allied Christian so- 
cieties which [are so . deeply interested in 
the world brotherhood ideal. I am thoroughly 
of the opinion that this task is so colossal, 
and the consummation to be desired is so ex- 
alted, that the realization of it will only come 
through the growing co-operation of all those 
agencies throughout the world which believe 
in God and universal brotherhood. 

5. That this message is the highest and most 
compelling Christian apologetic. Frequent 
tours thoughout the world have led to a very 
serious consideration of the problems con- 
fronting the Christian church in that univer- 
sal extension of the Gospel message we be- 
lieve to be indispensable to all people. I have 
been made strongly aware of the fact that 
millions of people in this as well as other 
lands have lost a good deal of their faith in 
organized Christianity as they have observed 
these professed followers of Jesus, organiz- 
ing, promoting, and leading the most horri- 
ble war in all history. We may as well rec- 
ognize the fact that Christianity cannot be- 
come universal until it has rid itself, root 
and branch, of the War Theory. I have al- 
ways believed in evangelism, and have sought 
to impress that message upon every appro- 
priate occasion and feel now that any service 
rendered in exalting the Christian doctrine 
of World Peace will add to the most compell- 
ing argument for the indispensable place of 
our faith. Christianity will not become the 
universal religion of mankind in a million 
years unless it can be purged of its war tradi- 
tions. 

6. That the noblest service to be rendered 
to America is to have her assume her full 

| place in this great undertaking. What the 
i men of our country need most just now is a 
I great new, compelling challenge to idealistic 
j life and service, and I believe that this mes- 
! sage of universal good will and world peace 
I can be so translated in the life of our Amer- 
ican citizenry that its reaction will become 
highly beneficial in the realm of out domes- 
tic issues. The fact is that when on November 
11, 1918, the order was given to "cease fir- 
ming " we not only began to demobilize our ar- 
j my' but in an appalling way we demobilized 
our altruism, our idealism, and high aspira- 
tions for world human welfare. I do not be- 



February 11, 1020. 



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lfeve thnt anything; short of a program which 
contemplates world peace will be sufficient i 
to arouse again tliose great emotions which 
led to sacrificial service for country and hum- 
anity. 

In accepting the chairmanship of the Exe- 
cutive Committee, therefore, I do it with the j 
expectation of organizing and personally con- 
ducting campaigns in the cities and towi;s 
and colleges and universities, which will car- j 
ry the whole message of our own Christian, I 
moral, patriotic welfare as well as these is- I 
sues which reach to the uttermost parts of the 
world. 

7. That the World Alliance is the best hope 
of co-ordinating the Christian; peace senti- 
ment throughout the world. In my travels j 
since 191S I have been meeting men in all 
parts of the world who are saying that some 
kind of a world grouping of the Christian ! 
and religious forces is necessary to preserve j 
the impulses and desires which are being 
quickened everywhere in behalf of world 
peace. Not long ago- Sir Douglas Haig, in 
addressing the Presbyterian General Assem- ; 
bly in Scotland, said, "What we need just; 
now is a World League of Chirstian Men and i 
Women to Promote Ideals of Peace and Bro- 
therhood." I was profoundly impressed, in 
the last tour around the world, by the fact 
that this World Alliance for International 
Friendship Through the Churches is already 
that organization. Twenty-nine nations now 
have branches of the World Alliance. While 
this is an emphasis on only one issue of the 
Christian program, it. is an emphasis on the 
supreme item it is already in action. It has in 
it men, resources and vision, and it is the 
best hope we have for enlisting immediately 
the whole Christian world upon this subject. 
It would naturally be expected that of the na- 
tions organized in this group, the American 
Branch ought to be one of the most effective. 
Therefore, I welcome this responsibility cor- 
dially, and more heartily than anything I 
have ever before given myself to in a rather 
-long and varied life. 



And greet us when we come. 

— Lily Binkley Martin. 



THE WORK AND THE WORKERS. 



EVENING! SHADES. 



The busy day is ended, 

The hour of toil, is done. 
The reapers homeward journey 

At the setting of the sun. 
From shop, from, field, from office, 

They are coming home, at night, 
To find in- home's retirement 

Home's rest and home's delight. 
And if they've proven faithful. 

And if there's love at home, 
There will be some one waiting 

And watching, when they come. 
There is an evening coming, 

When life's long day is done, 
"IThen we'll find our journey ended 

With the setting of the sun. 
And then death's cloud will shade us, 

Like the. coming of the night; 
But with footsteps homeward treading, 

We shall.&id the morning light. 
And if we've proven faithful, 

There rwill be some one at home; 
"There'll be 1 a face 1 to meet us 



Stewardship and Church Extension Letters 
have been mailed to all pastors and to a good- 
ly number of laymen calling attention to 
conference action deferring all Church Ex- 
tension appropriations until after this Feb- 
ruary campaign, page 70 of the Conference 
Journal will show that our Church Extension 
work for the year depends upon the action 
of the churches in supporting this worthy 
cause. This is your work and mine, so let us 
do our best. We are asking all local churches 
to raise at least 50 percent of the annual 
conference budget during February, and send 
it to Mr. V. W. Idol, High Point, N. C, by 
March 1st. 

Faflston. 

It was my privilege to attend a District 
Raliy at Fallston on Saturday and Sunday, 
January 30th and 31st. The Chairman had ar- 
ranged a splendid program, and though both 
the weather and the roads were unfavorable 
the people attended well, and we had a good 
time together studying many topics and prob- 
lems concerning the work of the church. I was 
called upon to fill in several times where 
speakers were absent. It was a good meeting, 
and should mean much to the community. 

On Sunday evening at 7:30 I had the pleas- 
ure of preaching to a splendid congregation 
at Lawndale. The people heard the Word glad- 
ly, and we had a good time together. 

On Monday, February 1st, we held a rath- 
er Jengtbly business meeting, and quarterly 
conference in the Fallston Church. I wish I 
knew how to report this meeting, but will 
leave that for some one else to do. I certainly 
trust that some good was accomplished. 
Winston- Salem. 

All those who are interested in our church 
in Winston-Salem will rejoice to know that 
we have at last secured a pastor for our peo- 
ple there. After corresponding with several 
of our own men relative to the pastorate 
there, and after consulting with several peo- 
ple, both in and out of Winston, I asked Rev. 
C. M. Compiler, of Washington, D. O, to ac- 
cept the pastorate there. After due considera- 
tion, and after taking' the proper course with 
the president of his own conference, and with 
the members of his own quarterly conference, 
Brot'her Compiler agreed to accept this pastor- 
ate. He preached in Winston on January 31st, 
and will take full charge of that pastorate 
after about February 25th. 

We are trusting and believing that he will 
have a successful pastorate in this our larg- 
est city. 

First Churc/;, Thcmasvil'-e. 

On last Sunday morning I drove to Thorn- 
psvi!le to be with Brother J. L. Trollinger 
and his people in their Sunday school and 
morning worship. They have a splendid Sun- 
day school which is very active in Christian 
service. I enjoyed preaching to them at the 
eleven o'clock hour. This is a fine people, and 
they are starting off well as a station. We 
predict for them a splendid year's work. 



St. Paul's, Greensboro. 

On Sunday night we were with Brother J. 
H. Moton and his good people at St. Paul's. 
Brother Moton was not well enough to be at 
church, but he was there in his accustomed 
place. It would be well for him if he could 
just get away from all work for a few weeks 
and have a complete rest. He has never learn- 
ed how to spare himself in the work. His 
people are standing by him nobly and they 
too are destined to have a good year. 
A Challenge. 

One of the young men in the Conference 
Course asks me to say, to all the second and 
third year men, that he challenges them to 
undertake to pass all studies between now 
and next conference and be ordained at the 
next session; of the annual conference. Get 
your hooks, study them closely, and pass 
these examinations. All of you can do it if 
you will. Why not try? 

Appointments. 

1. Draper, Sunday, Feb., 14th, at 11 A. M. 

2, Reidsville, Feb. 14th, at 7:30 P. M. 
Tours in service for the Master. 

A. G. Dixon. 



Asheboro. — We had a splendid attendance 
at all services Sunday, especially the Sunday 
school and morning preaching hours. At the 
preaching hour the pastor gave us a splendid 
sermon on — witnessing for Christ. 

Mrs. Garland Pritchard was received into 
membership. It seems we are holding our re- 
cord of one new member for each Sunday. 

Our C. E. Society is now very active. On 
Thursday evening we had an unusually inter- 
esting business eeting and social, and at the 
prayer meeting on Sunday night had a good 
attendance and (fine program. The C. E. So- 
eietes have been challenged by non-members 
of C. E. to see who can have the larger num- 
ber present at Wednesday evening prayer 
meeting. Just watch C. E. shine ! Reporter. 



First M. P. Church, Burlington.— Under the 
leadership of our president, Mr. Lonnie Brax- 
ton, the Senior Christian Endeavor Society 
is having a very interesting and helpful mem- 
bership contest. The Society is divided into 
two sections, "Reds" and "Blues". Points 
are scored for each side at the meeting each 
Sunday evening, a member present count- 
ing one, a visitor one, and a new member ten 
points. A list has been made of the yoiir.l;- 
people of our church and a systematic effort 
is being made to get them into this work. In- 
terest seems to be increasing considerably 
among .old members and several new mem- 
bers have been enrolled since the contest be- 
gan. 

The Society holds prayer meeting at the 
County Home each fourth Sunday afternoon. 
The people at the Home have taken a great 
interest in these meetings and seem to enjoy 
them very much. The fourth Sunday of this 
month, the Society, under the direction of Mr. 
Way, will give a musical program. Reporter. 



— Commander Ramon Franco, famous Span- 
ish aviator, with two companions, has suc- 
ceeded in flying across the Atlantic Ocean 
from Spain to Brazil. 



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. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1921 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY DEPARTMENT. 
Mrs. J. M, Stone, Editor. 



Dear Auxiliaries, 

Are you ready for your Thank Offering 
program for February 14th? May we do our 
best; this money is greatly needed — 



"WHY I GIVE A THANK-OFFERING. 
By Mrs. Jo/m P. White. 

There is no more beautiful occasion in our 
churches than the annual Thank-Offering ser- 
vice. It is a time set apart by the women for 
recounting God's blessings and bringing an 
offering in recognition of His goodness. It 
pre-supposes that this offering represents the 
overflow of our gifts. Week by week and 
month by month, we bring our tithes, but on 
this glad day we bring the accumulated money 
from our thank-offering boxes as a love offer- 
ing to our King. 

Not every woman in the church has entered 
into the full blessedness of this service. With 
the hope of leading some to a clearer con- 
ception of its meaning and purpose, let me 
give a few reasons Why I Give a Thank- 
Offering. 

1. I give a thank-offering "Because I be- 
lieve it is accord with the teachings of the 
Bible. The prnciple of giving runs all through 
the Scriptures. The Old Testament is full of 
references to this subject. The New Testa- 
ment likewise points out the duty and bless- 
edness of giving to the Lord. There is a 
distinction between tithes and offerings. In 
several places "tithes and offerings" are 
mentioned, indicating a difference. "The tithe 
is the Lord's. It is holy." After the tithe 
has been given, there is the privilege of 
making a special freewill offering. And T;his 
is just what our thank-offering is— a freewill 
offering. 

2. I give a thank-offering Because I am a 
Christian woman. If I were not a Christian 
I suppose I should feel at liberty to refuse 
to give anything to the cause of Christ. And 
yet I would be unreasonable in such an atti- 
tude. For in this Christian land every woman 
benefits from the teachings of Christ. The 
non-Christian woman in America little real- 
izes that her opportunities for education and 
self-development, her right to decide her 
choice of a husband, her position in the home, 
her equality with man before the law and a 
thousand other blessings are all due to Chris- 
tian teachings and influence.. 

I am a Christian woman. I recognize what 
Christ has done for me. I have stood before 
God's people and have pledged my life, my 
service, my all, to help advance His cause in 
the earth.' All I have comes from Him and 
in gratitude, my heart cries out "What shall 
I rentier unto the Lord for all his benefits 
toward me ? " 

I look around me for opportunities to pay 
my vows. On every hand I find places where 
I can render service: But I realize that my ob- 
ligation is world wide. In order to help my 
sisters across the seas, I must transmute my 
life into gold which in turn v ill be transmut- 
ed into life in a faraway field. I do this be- 
cause I am a Christian woman. It is a Chris- 



tian conception and a Christian plan and ac- 
cording to the will of the Christ. 

3. I give a thank-offering Because of the 
need of the world. I have received a rich 
heritage, that was intended for every woman 
in all the earth, and yet more than half of 
these women have not even heard that a heri- 
tage has been left them. Plainly this is not 
the will of the Master. Those last messages 
"on a mountain in Galilee" and on the Mount 
of Olives meant that this blessed news should 
be told to every one. Where the news has 
not been told, where Christ's teachings are 
not made known, woman suffer^,, immeasur- 
ably. She suffers physically, largely because 
of ignorance, but also because her life is not 
held in high esteem. She suffers intellectually, 
for she is deemed incapable of acquirina 
knowledge ; she suffers spiritually, because 
there is no one to teach her of a Saviour. In 
some of the non-Christian faiths she is not 
even counted in the religious ceremonies and 
is not expected to go to the place of worship. 

These "sorrowful women's faces, hungry 
3'earning, wild with despair or dark with sin 
and dread," pass before my mind in endless 
processions — beautiful Japanese women, the 
bound-footed Chinese women, pitiable Hindu 
child wives and widows, unclothed African 
women, blaekrobed Mohammedan women, mil- 
lions upon millions of them who are living 
in sin and ignorance because no one has told 
them of the way of life. 

My thank-offering will help to send the 
Gospel to these, and I gladly give it. 

4. I give a thank-offering Because of the 
success of the work. In the darkness of 
heathenism there are here and there bright 
spots. Messengers of the Cross have been 
telling the story of Christ's love for men and 
women all around the world. Many have be- 
lieved. Wherever people become Christians, 
life becomes richer and better. Woman rises 
in the esteem of man, because his attitude 
changes and because her characters change. 
Schools and hospitals have multiplied in all 
our mission fields. There is a constant call 
for enlargement. The new buildings are al- 
ready overcrowded. There is an embarrass- 
ment of success. 

5. I give a thank-offering Because it is a 
spiritual tonic. The little thank-offering box 
which I see the first thing in the morning and 
the last thing at night, a constant reminder of 
God's goodness and likewise a constant re- 
minder of duty. There are hundreds of things 
crowded upon one's mind, the routine duties 
of the household, the extra sewing and com- 
pany, the church and social meetings, all 
these clamoring for attention. The little box 
says: "Just pause a moment; turn your mind 
heavenward. Have a thought for the multi- 
tude who need what you are going to put in 
here today." I reflect that I am what I am, by 
the grace of God. Had I been born in a heath- 
en land my mother would have placed in my 
baby hand an offering for a hideous idol. She 
would have taught me to pray to that terri- 
ble monster; or. perchance in a passion of 
grief or fear she might have snuffed out my 
life in her blind ignorance. 

I was born in a Christian land. A Christian | 



mother early directed my childhood steps in^ 
Christian pathway. She taught me of th 
blessed Saviour so long ago that I have a 
ways loved him. She taught me to expres 
my love by giving gifts to my Master. 01 
yes ; I might have forgotten this had the littl 
box been pushed back in a bureau drawer ou 
of sight, but with it standing right before mi 
I cannot" forget. Nor do I want to forge 
My life is strengthened by this daily paus 
and prayer before the little box. 

6. I give a thank-offering Because I ai 
loyal to the Women's Foreign Missionary Sc 
ciety. The annual ingathering of this mone; 
is a part of the program of our organizatior 
My thank-offering is very small, but when i 
is added to the other offerings larger an 
smaller, it helps make a very large sum. 

The thank-offering is used for every de 
partment of our women's work. It goes t 
the furthering of our work in Japan, Chin; 
and India. Without this money our worl 
would be seriously crippled; with it the worl 
is greatly bbessed. If the offering could b 
doubled its working power would be doubled 
This would be an easy thing to do. 

The plan of a penny a day from every worn 
an in the church is an unattained ideal. Yea: 
by year we have seen our thank-offering in 
crease, but never have we reached the goal 
What would the thank-offering amount to i: 
every woman in the church would give a pen 
ny a day? The solution is very simple. Then 
are 10,(K)0 women in our W. F. M. S. If eacl 
woman would give one penny a day or threi 
dollars and sixty-five cents, then 10,000 worn 
en would give 10.000 times $3.65, or $36,500 
which is more than two and one-half timei 
the amount of our largest annual offerings 
Is. this too much to give in view of wha' 
Christ has given us ? 

God wants the best. He in the far off agei 
Once claimed the firstling' of the flock, thi 

finest of wheat ; 
And still He asks His own with gentle plead 

ings 
To lay their highest hopes and brightest tal 

ents at His feet. 
He '11 not forget the feeblest service, humbles! 

love; 
He only asks of our store, we give to Him 

the best we have. 
And is our best too much? O friends, let us 

remember 
How once our Lord poured out His soul foi 

us. 
And in the prime of His mysterious man 

hood, 
Gave up His precious life upon the cross. 
The Lord of lords, by whom the worlds wer< 

made, 
Through bitter grief and tears, gave us the 

best Hehad> 



Report Treas. N. C. Branch W. H, M. S. Foi 
January 1926. 
Tves. 

Tr'-rnacle $L2C 

/ •' -viMe 1.2C 

-Vrf.bany 2.4C 

P ; die 2.45 

Flcasant Hill 540 



February 11, 1026. 



Union Grove 4.25 

Mt. Pleasant 2.00 

Winston-Salem 3.20 

1%'h Point 1.75 

Spencer 5.35 

Ashebore 5.85 

Rehoboth 2.30 

Mori ah 2.00 

For Clothing. 
Burlington 25.00 

Children's Home Thank Offering. 

Tabernacle , 17.58 

Gibsonvillb .-. .| 15.00 

Mebane 71.70 

Moriah 15.00 

Scholarships. 

Mt. Pleasant 2.00 

Winston-Salem 15.25 

Bethel Home. 
Asheboro l.OO 

Pine Ridge. 

Asheville 5. 40 

Mrs. Geo. T. Penny 10.00 

Baltimore Home. 
Mt. Pleasant 2.00 

Ohio. 
Mt. Pleasant 2.00 

Young- People's Societies. 

Asheboro Buds of Hope 15 

Myra Crawford M. C 70 

Mrs. H. A. Garrett. 



CHILDREN'S HOME. 

V. T. Fogleman, no church mentioned, $2.- 
96; Mt. Pleasant, N. Davidson, $5.33; Friend- 
ship, Fallston. $6.47; Oak Grove, Cleveland, 
$2.33; Hollister, Halifax, $1.50; Mrs. R. P. 
Petree, Tobaecoville, $1.00. 

Sunday Schools: 

Bess' Chapel, $5; Burlington, $21.17; Mor- 
iah, Tabernacle, $2.44; Asheboro, $14.03; 
Brown. Summit. Haw River, $1.50; Creswell', 
$2.68; Spring Church, Spring Church Charge, 
$1.52; Hebron,. Orange, $3.90; Midway, Haw 
River, $2.60; First Church, Hdg'h Point, $30.- 
13; 2nd Church, Charlotte, $2; Mt. Zion, 
Pinnacle, Birth Day offering, $5.88; New 
Hope, Why Not, $7.01 ; First Church, Albe- 
marle, $12.50. 

Gifts from others : 

L. R. Hughes, thread, from Naomi Mills, 
Randleman, Mrs. Cornelius Williams, Winston 
Salem, nice box of clothing. Mrs. N. O. 
Phibbs, Brown Summit, a box of onion sets. 

For we are laborers together with God. We 
are looking for others to join us in this good 
work. Come on. 

In order to give the Editor more time I 
am r.ow making my reports on Friday in- 
stead of Monday. E. G. Lowdermilk, Supt. 



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THE DENOMINATIONAL OUTLOOK. 

Alabama. A church has been organized at 
Baldwin, on the Gulf of Mexico. Five acres of 
land has been bought, upon which there is a 
building suitable for church purposes. This 
will be lighted with Delco plant, money for 
which is already in hand. — New Merkle church 
will celebrate its hundredth anniversary on 
December 27th. 

Eastern. Six laymen of the Conference have 
offered to give every "Front Line" pastor 
a copy of the Scofield New Testament with 
the pastor's name printed on it. (A "Front 
Line Pastor" is one who raises the Budgets 
in full, and meets certain other standards that 
the Conference has set.) 

Illinois. Contractors are making fine pro- 
gress on the Chatham church, Chicago. The 
first unit of the building will cost $30,000.— 
The Avalon Park Church, Chicago, is being 
enlarged at a cost of $50,000. The Annual Ba- 
zaar netted $2,000. 

Indiana. The "Indianapolis News" recent- 
ly published an illustrated article concerning' 
the Old Stone Church, near Guilford, Indiana. 
This church is more than a hundred years 
old. After 104 years it has just experienced 
the first wedding within its walls. — Rev. C. H. 
Simons, pastor of Grace Church, Indianapo- 
lis, is the teacher of a High School Bible 
Class at the city Y. M. C. A.— The Elkhart 
Church has received 16 new members since 
Conference. — The Fowlerton Church has rais- 
ed $1,000 to pay off a long standing debt 
Extensive repairs have been made, also, in 
the church property. 

Iowa. As a result of a splendid revival 
twenty-one members have been added to the 
church at Keokuk. One of these converts was 
a man eighty-seven years old. 

Maryland. In an enrollment of 200 in the 
Parksley, Va,, Sunday school 57 members at- 
tended 48 Sundays and 17 attended every Sun- 
day last year. — Trinity Church, Baltimore, had 
18 professions and fourteen accessions as a 
result of the revival service. — As a Christmas 
token, Rev. J. L. Link, pastor of Grace 
Church, Baltimore, was presented with a purse 
containing ten ten-dollar gold pieces. — The 
Maryland Branch, W. H. M. S., is raising mo- 
ney with which to by a bus for our Children's 
Home. — The new Edmondson Ave. Church was 
dedicated on January 17th. On that day more 
than $5,000 was pledged and paid on the debt, 
and twenty-five members received. 

Michigan. The Sheridan Avenue Church 
Saginaw, is going forward with the building 
program. The basement unit will be occupied 
in a few days. — The Michigan Conference 
proposes to put on a six-weeks Summer School 
for the pastors, the sessions to be held a+ 
Adrian College. 

Ohio. The Young Ladies' Auxiliary of the 
Toronto Church made something more than 
$150 from a supper held recently. William B 
McKecknie, Manager of the Pittsburg Pirates, 
who, with his family, is a member of the 
Toronto Church, is not only a famous ball 



player, but also a good singer. He was the 
soloist at the church on a recent Sunday. — 
More than (fij.500 was cleared by the Ladies' 
Aid of the Mt. Lookout Church, Cincinnati, 
at the Bazaar. 

Pittsburg. The People's Temple, Fairmont, 
W. Va. was reopened after extensive improve- 
ments costing in the neighborhood of $30,000. 
It may be interesting to state that Governor 
Pierpont "the War Governor" of West Vir- 
ginia, whose statue is in the Hall of Fame in 
the Capitol at Washington, was a member of 
this church. — Rev. Judson Headley, pastor of 
the Castle Shannon M. P. Church, preached 
the baccalaureate sermon of the Washing- 
ton, Pa., High School.— The Turtle Creek 
Church has had a gracious revival with more 
than fifty professions and many additions to 
the membership of the church. — Budgets re- 
ceipts for the first four months of the confer- 
ence year total more than $13,000, an in- 
crease of more than $3,000 over the same 
period last year. 

West Virginia. Plans and specifications 
have been accepted for the building of a 
new church at Spencer to be erected at a 
cost of $35,000. — A good revival has beer 
held at Mt. Calvary, Reedsville Circuit, with 
•1 the membership. — Most ol 
our preachers wouldn't appreciate the gift of 
a saddle horse, not having much use for one. 
Not so in West Virginia. So the pastor of 
the Blue Circuit is thankful for the horse 
his membership gave him for a Christmas pre- 
sent. More to be desired than a Ford, yea, 
than many Fords. 

Washington. The first church in Seattle 
to have a resident pastor was a Methodist 
Protestant Church. At a banquet in the First 
Church recently, the son of the first pastor 
told some interesting stories of the early 
days. — The Ravenna Church had a most suc- 
cessful year. Thirty-six accessions, and more 
than $4,000 raised for all purposes. — It is 
expected that a new building will be erected 
shortlv for the Seaview Church. 



"LET DOWN YOUR NETS." 



Launch out into the deep, 

The awful depths of a world's despair; 
Hearts that are breaking and eyes that weep, 

Sorrow and ruin and death are there. 
And the sea is wide, and the pitiless tide 

Bears on its bosom away — away, 
Beauty and youth in relentless ruth 

To its dark abyss for aye — for aye. 
But the Master's voice comes over the sea, 

"Let down your nets for a draught" for me! 
He stands in our midst on our wreck-strewn 
strand 

And sweet and royal is his command. 

His pleading call 
To each and all 
And wherever the royal call is heard, 
There hang-s the nets of the royal Word, 
Trust to the royal Master's will: 
Trust to the nets and not to your skill, 
Let down your nets each day, each hour, 
For the word of a king is a word of power; 
And the King's own voice comes over the 

sea, 
"Let dowii your nets foi 1 a draught" for me! 



8 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1926 



THE NEED OF THE WORLD. 
1 he world is needing you and nie 
In places where we ought to be; 
Somewhere today it's needing you 
Vo stand for what you know is true 
And needing me somewhere today 
To keep the faith, let come what may. 
The world is needing me and you 
S?o share the tasks it has to do ; 
It needs high-minded men to stand 
Against the thoughtless of the land; 
Men who will scorn to stoop to wrong 
To win the favor of the throng. 
The world needs humble men to toil, 
Men who will till a patch of soil, 
Men who behind their work can see 
More than its gold and silver fee 
And choose to serve where best they can 
Their country and their fellow man. 
The world needs honest men today 
To lead its youth along the way, 
Men who will write in all their deeds 
The beauty of their spoken creeds 
And spurn advantage here or gain 
On which deceit must leave its stain. 
The world needs men who will not brag. 
Men who will honor Freedom's Flag; 
Men. who, although the way is hard,. 
Against the lure of shame will guard. 
The world needs gentle men and true 
And calls aloud to me and you. 
The world needs men of lofty aim, 
Not merely men of skill and fame, 
Not merely leaders wise and grave, 
Or learned men or soldiers brave, 
But men whose lives are fair to see. 
Such men as you and I can De. 



ANOTHER CHEW ON THE OLD RA3-. 

Why all the exxcitement about a little res- 
olution of 30 words "1 Why should anyone 
lose sleep or have to invoke the aid of a 
Daniel to find the meaning of resolution num- 
ber 3 on page 1)2 of the last Conference Jour- 
nal? Had that resolution been adopted be- 
fore the day of Poole bills and Scope's trials, 
it might have been a mystery, but in this en- 
lightened age when we call a monkey grand- 
faher and bow to the tadpole as our paternal 
ancestor or when we cuddle up close to the 
Zoo and feel that we are anion; kinfolks, it 
does seem that we might find the meaning of 
one little resolution without having one or 
two lessons and all the excitement. That resolu- 
tion might have been written in a different 
way and might have been improved by a lit- 
tle more study, but be that as it may, those 
who read it know beyond a reasonable doubt 
what the committee had in mind when it was 
written. There is nothing in the resolution 
that would lead anyone to believe that taxa- 
tion had anything to do with, uniting man by 
blood to the lower animals, which seems to 
be the bone of contention, but we as Ameri- 
can citizens have the right to object to schools 
teaching such theories when said schools get 
their support from the tax-payers of our 
State and Nation, and as a democratic body 
owe it to ourselves and our posterity to go on 
record as we did, that we are opposed not 
only to the teaching of the theories mentioned 
in the resolution but to ira'ii.'t taxation. 

Must we sit still and say nothing when we 



are called upon to pay, and urg'e others to 
pay to the support of an institution that 
denies the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, 
the Virgin Birth of Jesus and the Atone- 
ment? An acceptance of the theories mention- 
ed in the resolution moans a rejection of the 
above fundamental doctrines. Take these 
away and "to whom shall we go?" 

Brother Tobe Shepherd or Sister Tobe 
Shepherd or whoever he or she is seems to 
think that it would be a good time for church 
union to begin, but take away the truths our 
committee were trying to protect by the res- 
olution and there will be no churches to unite. 
Our churches stand today on a foundation 
laid on "the faith once delivered to the 
saints," and if it takes resolutions to keep 
us in the old spiritual paths, even if the res- 
olutions have a wrong' construction, I am 
ready to support and help adopt them as I 
did this one. I believe it is better to try and 
. fail than never try at all. 

Dangerous doctrines and theories may be 
taught in our schools and colleges and some 
of them may be preached from our pulpits, 
but by the grace of God I am and I will be 
found trying' in my weak way to keep the 
church "without spot and blemish or wrinkle 
or any such thing." I thank God for the 
men who had the courage to sign and insist 
on the adoption of that resolution. Our church 
will stand, men and women will be saved and 
the Kingdom of God will be made stronger 
while such godly men flight for the truth as 
revealed through the Gospel and we owe it 
to them, not to condemn but to pray God's 
blessings upon them for their stand. 

Praying for the success of our great church, 
the salvation of lost souls and the coming- 
Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am, 

One of the least in His service, 

C. E. Phillips, 
Pastor of Pageland Circuit, 

502 E. Windsor St., Monroe, N. C. 



OUR TASK A-ND OUR PRIVILEGE. 



12. Flat Rock 25.0 

13. Asheboro 25.6 

14. Welch 22.0 

15. Kernersville 21. t 

1(1 Richland 21.0 

17. Halifax 16.6 

IS. Why Not 12.2 

If). Bess Chapel . . 10.0 

20. Cleveland 7.0 

21. Vance 6.7 

22. Tabernacle 5.6 

23. Chase City 5.0 

24. Rockingham 5.0 

2c\. Denton ; 4.8 

26. Guilford 4.0 

27. Roberta 3.7 

28. Melton 's Grove 2.0 

29. Saxapahaw 1-0 

Paid On G-. C. B. 

1. 1st Church High Point $35.0 

2. Asheboro 26.6 

3. Spring Church 26.8 

4. Forsyth 26.4 

5. West End 25.0" 

6. Graham 24.0 

7. Asheville ■ 20.0 

8. Siler City 18 J 

9. Littleton 17-5 

10. 1st Church Thomasville 16.1 

1 1. Orange I 6 - 

12. Saxapahaw 15,2 

1 3. Albemarle l 5 -^ 

15. Burlington 13-3 

16. North Davidson 12.5 

17. Pinnacle 12-1 

18. South Davidson H-| 

19. Mocksville 1 : 9 - & 

20. Tabernacle • 9.3 

21. Flat Rock &.| 

22. Linco'lnton . . . 

23. Fountain Place 

24. Pleasant Grove 

25. Why Not .... 

26. Randleman 



Paid All Claims In Full. 

State St. Lexington. 

Paid A. C. B. In Full. 

Whitakers, 

Fountain Place. 

Paid College Assessment In Full. 
Whitakers. 
. Grace. 

Mebane. 

Paid On College Assessment. 

West End $21.00 

Littleton 9:00 

Albemarle ' 5.100 

Foi>/the, 1-90 

Paid On A. C. E. 

Grace $160.00 

First Church, High Point 120.00 

Charlotte 71.14 

Orange i 60.00 

Burlington 50.00 

West End 48.00 

Forsyth 38.04 

Albemarle 35.00 

Siler City 30.00 

Pleasant Grove 30.00 

Littleton ,,.,,..,. 27.00 



7.5 
7.2 
7.0 
6.1 

5,3: 



27. Bess Chapel 5 - 2 

28. Cleveland 4 - 7 

29. Pageland 4 ' 3 

30. Richland 4 -J 

31. Guilford 2 -a 

Four new names were added to the A. ( 

B. list this week. Grace Church, Greenshore 
West End, Greensboro; First Church, Hig 
Point and Roberta. Grace Church heads tl 
list, First Church, High Point comes seconc 
West End, sixth and Roberta twenty-sevent. 
Pleasant Grove moved up from 12 to lj 
Monthly offerings on the budget helping th: 
church to go toward the top systemematiea 
1 t a 

On the G. C. B. 1st Church, High Poin 
still stands first and Asheboro. We are gla 
to see Spring Church doing as they did las 
year— moving right up to the top by regul; 
'contributions. Graham enters the G. C. B. i 
04 We are due apologies to Mebane. Son 
,,.„- in typing the paper for the Herald Me' 
a>- - was' omitted. We thank the pastor fi 
or 'Wig our attention to the matter and a 



plaee Mebane in their rightful pla< 

niu Mocksville made a gain of three point 

T] ;% month we expect to see many of tl 

eiirrn-os so over the top both on the A. C. 1 

ori the College assessment. A. G. Dixo 



February 11, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



9 



YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, ant 
other organizations among our young pev 
pie. All articles, items of interest, etc., for 
publication on this page should be addressed 
to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St.. 
Greensboro, N. C. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. 

Topic for Sunday, February 21: "Lives 
Transformed by Christ." 'Acts 0:1-20. 
Plans for the Meeting. 

Just as in every other Christian Endeavor 
meeting that is a success, preparation must 
be made in advance. GOOD CHRISTIAN EN- 
DEAVOR MEETINGS DON'T JUST HAP- 
PEN. They must be planned for, thought 
about, and prayed over. Assign in advance a 
number of topics for discussion, such as : 
"How Christ transformed the life of Paul;'' 
"How Christianity transformed the life of 
Moody;" "The transformation of womanhood 
in Christian lands as compared to her sta- 
tion in heathen countries;" "Fear trans- 
formed into Confidence through Christ;" 
"From Pride to Humility through Christ;" 
' ' From Sorrow into Joy ; " " From weariness 
to rest; " etc. 

Write at the top of your blackboard in 
large letters the words, "Transformation 
through Christ." In two 'olumns list the con- 
ditions of a life before and after accepting 
Christ. For instance, at the top of one column 
place the word "Hatred." at the top of .the 
second column, place "love." 

Try to think of instances in your own ob- 
servation of lives that have been transformed 
by the love and power of Christ. Perhaps you 
would like to give your own testimony. 

Close the meeting with an earnest series of 
sentence prayers asking Christ to transform 
the lives of all present and of all Christian 
Endeavorers into beautiful lives of sacrifice 
and service. 

A Workable Plan, 

Everybody is busy these days, and a socie- 
ty is often hard put to it to find time for the 
various committee and business meetings that 
must be held if the society is to do the work 
it is meant to do. The following plan is being- 
worked by some societies with success and the 
editor is passing it on. 

For the various committee meetings, Exe- 
cutive Committee, business meeting, and so- 
cial, the following schedule is worked: A giv- 
en night each month, is designated as "Chris- 
tian Endeavor Night" and, as far as possible, 
all other engagements are avoided on this 
night. All members of the society meet at 
the church at 6:30 P. M., or as early as pos- 
sible after work hours. Each person brings 
his supper along, or this may be arranged 
for at a nominal charge per plate. Some of 
the social service groups in your church, such 
as the Ladies' Aid, Missionary Circles, etc.. 
will be glad to serve the supper at cost if 
you let them know what you are trying to 
do. Let each member eat his supper while 
some songs and fun are provided by the so- 
cial committee,' .the officers, or somebody 
designated. After the supper, arrange a series 
.of committee Meetings, in separate 1 t ! o*<nris\ br 



in different parts of the same room. Fa- h cot- 
mittee holds its meeting to discuss its pas' 
month's work and make plans for the new 
month, while the president and vice-presiden; 
go from one committee to another with plan? 
and suggestions. 

After the committees have finished tkei- 
work, have the officers and committee c' air 
men, with the pastor, together for a few mi i- 
utes for an Executive Committee meeting 
Follow this with the business meeting of the 
entire society. This entire program si oulc 1 
not take more than an hour and a half — ,i:- 
a dandy time to start a real live social. 

In this way, all the committee meetings 
the Executive Committee meeting, the busi- 
ness meeting, and the social will be held ov. 
the same night. Everybody will 1 , lookforward to 
this night and much larger interest may be 
maintained. Try it. 

Reports Officers. 

Only one society in the Conference hi. 
been interested, so far, in our request for the 
names of officers of the society. We asko' 1 
last week that all societies report the name- 
and addresses of officers so that the ne 
chart might be mailed. Mr. W. K. Hemphill 
of Julian, N. C, was considerate enough b 
do this at once and sent in the list of" officers 
of the Shiloh Society, Randolph Charge. Thi, 
society has long been an active one and has 
done very fine work. If all societies in the 
state were as thoughtful and considerate of 
the requests of the union workers, our life 
would be much more pleasant. "I thank 
vou ! ' ' 

Grace Society Qbeserves C. E. Week. 

The Senior Society of Grace Church. 
Greensboro, fittingly observed Christian En- 
deavor Week. On ' Thursday evening, Feb- 
ruary 4, the society entertained the societie: 
of all the churches in Greensboro at a City 
Union Banquet, held at the Grace Hut. The 
tables were arranged in the form of an "E," 
with the speakers and the presiding officer 
at the middle of the formation. The hut. was 
suitably decorated with Christian Endeavor 
emblems and colors. In addition to the city 
union workers present, Prof. P. E. Lindley. 
Prof. J. D. Hardy, Mr. Clyde Coulter, and 
Miss Lucy Cherry Crisp were in attendance. 

On Sunday, February 7th, a new Junior 
Society was organized with an initial enrol- 
ment of sixteen. Plans are made for the or- 
ganization of an Intermediate Society at an 

early date. 

The Sunday evening church service was 
turned over to the Christian Endeavorers; the 
officers of the. societies were, installed; and 
a special sermon was preached to the mem- 
bers of the socities and their friends. At the 
Christian Endeavor meeting, the fund was 
collected for the "Francis E. Clark Recogni- 
tion Fund." This will be forwarded to head- 
quarters at once. 

LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR SOCIETY 
IS DOING. 

Have Ycu Any Books You Can Spare? 

The Board of Young People's Work is en- 
gaged in a church-wide campaign for books 
for the High Point College Library. In order 
,to retain our splendid rating as an A-Grade 
bllVge, W ttfflSt ha've' ttf \mi SIM) voltilnes 



in the college library by June, 1927. We be- 
ii ' c thai tin' young people of the denomina- 
;on, (he Sunday schools, Christian Endeavor 
defies, the missionary circles, etc., can ge- 
nre the needed number without an unueces- 
ary burden on anyone. 

A Call Has Gone O/it. 
This week nearly a thousand letters have 
i _-n mailed to leaders throughout the Meth- 
< 1st Protestant Church, asking for coopera- 
ion in putting across this campaign. We know 
hat there are hundreds of folks in our vari- 
es churches who have books in their libraries 
hat are no longer used, books that no doubt 
icy would like to contribute to this worthy 
/bject. All we need to do is to ask them to 
•ontribute them to the college. 
The Books Needed. 
All kinds of 'books are needed — history, 
biography, science, reference, theology, fic- 
tion, literature — every kind of book. Any de- 
sirable cloth-bound book will be acceptable. 
The Pian. 
In order to have a uniform plan and to save 
the col'leg'e workers as much trouble as pos- 
sible, the following plan has been adopted for 
the handling of the books. All books should 
1)3 mailed or shipped to Rev. Lawrence Lit- 
tle. 310 Bellemeade St., Greensboro, N. C, 
with a s'lip in each showing who is contribut- 
ing the book. A committee is aiding Mr. Lit- 
tle in receiving them, classifying them, and 
transporting to the college. As each package 
is received, it will be classified, and the name 
of each contributor will be printed on the 
fly-leaf of each book, after which the books 
will be taken to High Point College and de- 
posited in the library for permanent use by 
the students who will come there. 
Help Us Out. 
Every church in the conference can do 
something to help out in this, campaign. A 
letter sent by the writer recently to a lady in 
Maryland, who had a father and a brother in 
the Methodist Protestant ministry, brought 
the very we'leorne news that she had a large 
collection of books stored away that would 
be sent as soon as they could be re-packed. 
We know there are many others who would 
ikewise be interested. If you know of such, 
■>! 



please 



send us their names and addresses. 
But, better than that, see them yourselves and 
send us the books. 

Who will be first, to send a good collection 7 



People of Tabernacle community are ap- 
pealing to the Board of Education of Guil- 
ford county for a new and larger school 
building, and seem to have good ground for 
their appeal. There ought to be a good school 
at Tabernacle. The beard is to meet at Tab- 
ernacle next Monday to go over the matter. 
The people interested should solidly manifest 
their interest. 

Pleasant Hill, Why Not Circuit. — Our new 
pastor. Rev. D. I. Garner, filled his appoint- 
ment yesterday with a right good congrega- 
tion. 

All a-ave him their most prayerful atten- 
tion while he preached a wonderful sermon. 

So with our new pastor and the help of 
God we are trusting this will be our moslt 
'sllcces'sTiff yea?, Reporter. 



10 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1926. 



FOSTER'S LITTLE LIGHT. 
By Hilda Richmond,. 

It was Old Polks' Day in the pretty Elm 
Avenue Church, and somebody had brought 
nearly every elderly person in that whole sec- 
tion of town. Grandmother Eberly was the 
oldest lady present, and she was ninety-five, 
and Grandfather Fields got the big bouquet 
presented to the oldest gentleman, and there 
were other ladies, and gentlemen well up 
in the eighties, and so many people past sev- 
enty, but below eighty, that the reserved 
seats were all filled early. Any boy or girl 
who did not have an aged relative present 
was pitied by the others and more fortunate 
ones, but Foster Ackers was quite boastful 
because he had two grandmothers, two grand- 
fathers, and five other old people to tell the 
teacher of the Little Light Bearers about 
that morning in Sunday school. 

"Grandfather Miller felt almost too ill 
to come, but I coaxed real hard," said Foster 
proudly. "I wanted to ask ten people to come, 
but could only find. nine. There's old Mr. 
Henderson, of course, but it wouldn't have 
been any use to ask him. He even frowns at 
me when I take him our church paper." 

The members of the Little Light Bearers 
class had all pledged themselves to let their 
lights shine in one way and another to tell 
the world about Jesus, and Foster had been 
carrying the church paper to old Mr. Hender- 
son for a long time. He often slipped some 
candy into the paper, or a fine apple or some 
cookies, but still the crippled old gentleman 
sitting by the window frowned at him until 
he wished to give up the task and try let- 
ting his light shine somewhere else. 

"I think you had better keep on," said 
Foster's mother, and so did his teacher. "Mr. 
Henderson has been ill for years, and he has 
been disappointed in many things, so frown- 
ing is hard for him to overcome. You know 
Jesus came to save people who are unhappy 
and ill-natured, just as much as he did the 
happy folks." , [ 

And what do you think happened on Old 
Folks ' Day ? Why, Mr. King, the superinten- 
dent of the Sunday school, came in wheeling 
Mr. Henderson in a large chair, and he took 
him right down in the front of the church 
where he could hear everything. And when 
they asked the oldest lady and gentleman 
present to speak, Mr. Henderson said he 
would like to say a few words also. 

"Friends," he said in his broken voice 
"you all know that I've not been faithfu 1 
to the church, and I've not taken Jesus for 
my Saviour until a very few days ago. Ton 
know I've been hard and bitter on account 
of my illness and my trouble but for some 
time past a little boy from this Sunday school 
has been bringing me good papers to read 
along with nice little gifts. I'm sorry I never 
treated him very well, 'but he has kept on 
coming. I do not even know his name, but 
the papers he brought set me to thinking, and 
I'm here to-day' in my old age wanting to 
be a Christian on account of that little boy." 
Then such rejoicing as there was ! Foster 
bad to go forward, so that Mr. Hendereou 
could lay a shaking hand on his head and 



tell all who were present that it was on 
account of the little Light Bearer's faith- 
fulness that an old gentleman was very hap- 
py that day. 

"Oh, mother, I'm so glad you wanted me 
to go on when I felt that t would do no good," 
said Foster on the way home. "It was such 
a little light that I didn't think it mattered." 

"Yes, it was a little light, dear," said his 
mother, "but it was strong enough to light 
the way for old Mr. Henderson to find the 
Saviour. ' ' — Selected. 

THE TWINS FIND SOMETHING-. 

To the twins who lived far inland, the 
seashore was a great treat. 

Rae loved to run about bare-headed and 
to feel the fresh breezes among her brown 
curls. Roy felt more grown-up wearing his 
new white hat with the red band upon it. 

This was their first trip out on the beach 
for they had only arrived the evening before, 
and the children were on the lookout for 
shells and sea-weed or anything else they 
could find. 

■ "Rae, Oh see, Rae!" called Roy, "what is 
that queer looking, blue-gray thing over- 
there? Is it a whale or a turtle?" 

Roy armed himself as quickly as he could 
with a stick. It was a branch off a bush and 
had little prongs on the end. The children 
went forward as near as they dared to the 
odd creature which was scuttling along side- 
ways first in one direction and then in the 
other as if it weren't at all sure which way 
it wanted to go. 

Over on the beach a little ways wer-e some 
rocks and a tiny pool of water left by the 
retreating tide. 

"It lives over there, I'll bet," declared 
Roy. 

"No, I'm sure its home is in the ocean," 
contradicted Rae, who always had opinions of 
her own. "And I know it isn't a whale! It 
doesn't look a bit like the one in the picture 
book Daddy gave us on our birthday. The 
whales were swimming around in the water 
and sending spouts like little fountains up 
in the air. 

"Well, if you know so much," frowned 
Roy, "why don't you tell what it is," And 
lie" gave the little animal with the ten legs a 
push with his stick. 

And then an amazing thing happened. The 
creature grabbed the stick with its two front, 
claw-like pinchers and began to fight in an 
angry manner. Roy wondered what would 
happen if it came at him, and the thought 
frightened him. 

He looked back at the cottage and there 
was Auntie May standing by the porch, rail- 
ing shading her eyes and looking straight in 
their direction. 

"Auntie May, -j Auntie May!" screamed 
Roy, lustily, "please come here quick, quick!" 

Roy gave the stick a sharp jerk and loosen- 
ed it. The creature hesitated a minute, then 
began a series Of queer antics. First it began; 
traveling around. Then it changed its mind 
and scuttled off sideways in the opposite di- 
rection from its first course. 

' ' Gimme the stick, gimme the stick ! ' ' cried 
Rae, 



' ' Go and get your own stick, ' ' ordered Roy. 
"I got this one, didn't I?" i 

But Rae had no notion of leaving, and be- 
sides Auntie May was nearly there to telj 
them what it was. / 

Isn't this a little, weeny, teeny whale?" 
queried Roy, as Aunt May approached. "Rae 
says it isn't." 

"No, that isn't a whale," laughed Auntie 
May. "It is just a crab, and you will see a 
good many of them while you are here." 

"What's he fighting ,for?" asked Rae. 
"See him grab this stick." 

"That's 'because a crab is a peevish, ill- 
tempered shell fish, and it is always ready 
to fi'iht. Those two front arms of his have 
little openings in them on purposs so he can 
take hold of things. He doesn't use those to 
walk with. The four legs on either side are 
all he needs for that. See, the back pair are| 
flattened out a little bit like oars, so if he 
want's to go into the water, he can paddle 
along as handy as anything." 

"Where is his tail?" wondered Rae, 
"Hasn't he got one?" 

"Yes, he has," replied Auntie May, "but 
it's a short, stubby little affair, and it folds 
up under his body. He wears it that way to 
protect his most delicate, and sensitive parts. ' ' 
The crab began to travel rapidly to the 
left. 

"I can walk that way too," boasted Rae 
and she began hopping' around making crab- 
like motions with her legs and ai*ms. 

"This fellow is in fine condition to eat," 
explained Auntie May, "for he has recently 
shed his shell. When they are young and in 
good condition, they are better to eat." 
Roy shuddered. 

"I wouldn't eat that ugly-looking thing," 
he declared. 

Auntie May smiled. 

"There is a little boy," she said, "not 
many years older than you are, who goes out 
'crabbing' every morning. He catches a lor 
of these fellows and sells them to the cot- 
tagers. He gets them in wicker traps baited 
with meat or pieces of fish, but more often 
with a net on a long pole." 

"What dees he do with the money he 
gets?" demanded practical Rae. "Does he 
buy ice cream cones?" 

"I think he takes it home," said Auntie 
May gently, "for the lad's father was kill- 
ed in the war and his mother. is an invalid, 
yet she sews and is trying to save money to 
send Tomsy to school when he grows hp." 

The crab was ambling awkwardly over the 
sand. 

"Daddy said that maybe I would see a 
crawfish," said Roy. "He said some people 
are like crawfishes. Are there any of that kind 
of folks around here?" 
Auntie May laughed again. 
"Well, there are crawfishes anyway and 
perhaps some folks like them. A crawfish 
looks more like a lobster than this crab, for 
it is a shell fish too. It has a way of going 
forward and then backing up and traveling in 
the opposite direction without turning around. 
That's what your daddy mean — that some 
people cannot be depended upon," 



February 11, 1926. 



"I know," beamed Rae, "and when folk- 
are cross and sour and hateful, they are call- 
ed 'Crabs.' " 

"Teddy Tradels at home calls his teacher 
a crab," informed Roy. 

"He does that," explained Rae, "when he 
doesn't get his lessons and she keeps him af- 
ter school." 

"Then Teddy is to blame," said Auntie 
May, "and not the teacher." 
Rae nodded soberly. 

"What are those birds, Auntie?" she ask- 
ed. "We haven't any like them at home at 
all." 

The birds had tails deeply forked and were 
gray-white with black caps. 

"Those are sea swallows," said Auntie 
May, "or common terns. They are a kind 
of sea gull. There's a regular sea gull. Some- 
times gulls follow a ship clear across tin- 
ocean." 

"If I could fly like that, I'd go home and see 
my daddy a while " said Rae. 

"I believe I know somebody who is home- 
sick," joked Auntie May. "Suppose we take 
the crab back to the kitchen and ask Susie, 
the colored cook, if it isn't as nice as any 
that ever came out of Chesapeake Bay. She 
is always boasting about the fine crabs she 
used *o get there." 

Susie was pleased with the crab, and Rae 
was on the point of asking a question as usual 
when suddenly she stopped and listened. Then 
with a shout, she burst into the living room 
"Oh, Daddy, Daddy!" she cried, "when 
did you come?" 

Roy was right behind her doing his par. 
of letting out war whoops and executing a 
sort of Indian dance to express his joy. 

"There, there, youngsters, don't smother 
•me," said Daddy. "Thought I'd give you a 
surprise and I've done it. Got here in time 
for lunch, and I'm as hungry as a bear!" 

"And there are fried crabs for dinner," said 
Auntie May. "Can't yon smell 'em?" 

And the way those crabs disappeared prov- 
ed astonishing and Roy ate more of them 
than anvone else ! — Selected. 



THE HOUSE THAT SPOILED LIBERTY 
STREET. 

A little frown cropped out between Geor- 
gia's eyebrows — a very little frown, but, oh. 
the mischief that it did. It destroyed the 
sweetness of her blue eyes and round, smooth 
cheeks, her little "Cupid's bow" of a mouth 
and bit of a pointed chin, her soft hair, her 
very shiny little shoes ! A minute before kind 
Aunt Mehit' had thought what a lovely-looking 
child Georgia was, and had meditated kissing 
her very cautiously, in order not to disar- 
range her loveliness. But now Aunt Mehit' no 
longer wanted that kiss ; the little frown had 
taken away her appetite. 

"Not Liberty street," repeated Georgia; 
"I'm going down Wallace and on to Main — 
truly I am, auntie, so there!" 

"Liberty street," repeated Aunt Mehit' 
firmly. "Your mother especially reminded me 
to remind you."' 

"Not today," Georgia pouted, rebeliously. 
"I should think I might go the nice way to- 
.day td— to e'eieb'raf e ! " 



I.METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

"Liberty street is a nice—" 

"I hate it! Mamma knows I do. I thl ik 
it's real mean — " 

"Georgia ! " 

It was Memorial Day, and Georgia in he 
pretty white dress was going down to tin 
church to join tier class in a process-;) i 
the sleeping city on the hill, behind the town, 
there to decorate the soldier graves with lit 
tie flaunting bags and clusters of wild flow- 
ers. 

Liberty street was the short cut to both 
Georgia's schools — the weekly and the d ;i 
one. But it was not its "short-cuttedncss' 
that recommended it to the frail, invalid ; , i 
ther so much as its quietness. There wer 
no trolley cars slipping up and down Lib- 1 
street, ready to run over careless little girh 
at any minute, and Georgia's mother o- 
afraid of trolley cars, as she had a reason t< 
be. Long before Georgia had arrived at a: 
age to travel any street at all, alone, a lit'.; 
older brother had met with a terrible ae~i 
dent which had resulted in his death and tin 
sad little mother's wrecked nerves. Georgi 
had been too young to realize the shock; i 
had not been allowed to sadden her own sun 
ny life. 

On Liberty street the Cross Person lived 
Georgia never forgot that, and the who! 
length of pretty houses and neat grassplot; 
was spoiled for her. Just by one single Cros 
Person! For of course you couldn't go tr 
school or come home from school on a stret 
a person lived on without going past thi 
person. Not if the person was at home, and 
the Cross Person always was. She was al- 
ways either on her broad front piazza rock 
ing crossly in a cane seat rocker, or at he" 
open window, rocking crossly there. And she 
most always said cross things when you wen 
by. Like, "In my day little girls wa'.kc- 
properly, not prancing along like colts." Or 
" If I was that child's mother I'd dress he- 
in sensible school clothes." But the worst of 
all thing that the Cross Person had done to 
spoil the pretty, quiet street was limpin;- 
toilsomely down the front piazza steps — sh 
was a very old and lame and feeble Cros 
people — men and women, men and women, me:; 
some of her tulips. Just because you had a 
speckly red tulip in your jacket and some o f 
her tulips were speckly red ones ! ! When voir; 
own dear Aunt Mehit', who took care of you 
and Gentle Mother, gave you yours! 

"You must be a very bad child — hasn't 
anybody ever taught, you your Ten Command- 
ments? In my day — " 

But there. Georgia in a very panic of fear 
and wrath had fled down the long, still stree' 
and left the 'Cross 'Person alone in her "day." 

Since then she had rebelled daily at the 
short cut. through Liberty street. 

Today was especially a day to go by the 
way of Wallace and Main, because it. was a 
day when you ought to think beautiful, sweet 
thoughts about soldier people who died for 
their country — not angry, resentful thoughts 
about cross persons. 

Georgia decided to suit herself, though deep 
down in the little soul of her a queer feeHng 
twisted and turned uncomfortably. Down busy 






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■'. allace into busier Main si reet she sped, the 

u r feeling diss - , with her -mil and 
larentlj trying In twist her right-about 
e, back toward qui.- [ittlc Liber . 

- nt-lc Motln ]■ .-. \ oiee seemed in her - . 
ping along the queer Peeling-. "Dear lit- 
giri, you know how 1 worry — some things 
"'■ worth doin-2 for worrisome mothers, just 

•purpose,' " the voice said in her ear, and 
11 a queer feeling echoed in her soul. Geo i 
I i-.rried along to get ahead of them but how 

ny kept up! 

At the turning of Wallace into Main she 
had hesitated, but now she was in the full 
idc of the big mart's onward rush and hesi- 
tating was not so easy. It was easier to be 
carried on with the tide of other white- 
dn ised children and grown-up, hurrying 
peop! — men and women, men and women, men 
and. women! Georgia, if she had been alone, 
without the ;..ic and the Queer Feeling, 
would have delighted in the noise and confus- 
ion and hurry; it would have been fun to 
be part of it all. As it was, she did not feel 

ipecially happy. Pretty soon she would have 
to cross tie wide street rattling with teams 
and cars; and somehow it seemed as if Gentle 
Mother would b.e standing on the curb, wring- 
ing her dear, thin hands. Poor Gentle Mother, 
who could help worrying! Georgia had heard 
the doctor say she could not help it. 

'Some thii gs are worth doing for worrisome 
mothers — 'a-pin pose ' — " 

"I'll go back," Georgia said suddenly and 
right about-faced. For there was no other 
way unless she crossed the road. 

She found herself running lightly back ov- 
er the way she had come. Then she found 
1 '.'-.'-elf on the street that was spoiled, getting 
nearer and nearer the 1 u e of the Cross Per- 
son'. To her own surprise, she was happier 
than she had been ten minutes ago. 

It was late and she broke into a swifter 
ran, straight past the Cross Person's gate. 
Her eye- looked neither to right nor left. 

"Little sir'— eh. little girl! Wait!" 

It was not a Cross Person's but an anxious, 
eaaer person's voice, quavery and old. Geor- 
gia turned at sound of it. 

"Can't you take my wreath? Oh. I don't 
know what I'll do if you won't! It was all 
the wav I could, think of — seemed as if I 
couldn't, bear it when von didn't come and I 
thought you weren't e-oing to at all." 

She had stepped out on the walk and stood 
there, an appealing old fkure, with her soft, 
white hair blowing in the May breeze and her 
clear old face rosier! with excitement. Not 
the Cross Person at all! 

"I made it out of my own flowers because 
he'd like those best — he always liked home 
thing's. There's a little hit of his own rose- 
mary in it for — for 'remembrance,' her old 
face quivered pitifully. "Will you take it to 
him, little air]? I'm too lame to go. I can't 
have mv bov forgotten today. He never got 
as far as the battlefield, but. he was ready. 
They kept him down there in that dreadful 
camp and he died — he couldn't even ff-et back 
home to rae. I tell vou mv boy died for his 
country just as much as if it had been a bul- 
let." 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 192!: 



Georgia, her small face grave with a great 
feeling" of pity, held out her. hand. 

"I'll take it— oh, I'll take it!" she mur- 
mured. A thought had come to her — supp i 3 
she had gone on and crossed the wide si 
her mother dreaded! Suppose the poor C 
Person, had found no way to send her wreath 
' ■ — no way at all! 

"Ilt's a beautiful one," Georgia said soft- 
ly looking down at the flowers. 

"He was a beautiful one!" cried the old 
mother. "Put it at the head, close up. You'll 



know the stone — 'In Memory of 



It Sen. 



Richard Camp King.' You'll find it, dear 
' down near the gate, at the left. The si n< 
is worn out almost with my kisses. But today 
— today I can't — "The old voice trailed 
piteously into a sob. 

Georgia went on with the wreath over her 
arm. She carried it very carefully, 
thoughts in her mind were sweet, memorial 
thoughts, but saddened by the great grief she 
had left behind at the gate of the honee that 
had spoiled, but that would never spoil aj 
In her throat something crowded and hurt. 
She wished she could put her head down a 
minute on Gentle Mother's pillows. 

Suddenly she turned 'and ran hack to the 
old figure still at the gate. She reached i 
the poor Old Person's ear: 

"I'll kiss it for you today," she whispered 
— The Congregationalist. 



DOLUS 'S SUNRISE LILIES,. 



Alice E. Allen. 

The first stars were twinkling down over 
the quaint fishing village, and tl i glist- 

ening lake. Inside the old church all was 
ed and solemn — "like the woods at sunset,' 
thought Dollie. 

A rugged little damsel was Dollie — the 
daughter of the roughest, most ignorant, 
most utterly worthless fisherman on 
lake-shore. 

Tireless and fearless as a bird, " ; 

the lake from dawn till dust in her lit t] < 
old boat, the child was a veritable wat 3r- 
sprite. 

What was the minister saying 1 ? Dollie sat 
up staight and listened. 

"A sunrise prayer service?" Eagerly, Dol- 
lie leaned forward that not one word v. i 
escape her. They would meet at sunrise on the 
Sabbath — there would be prayers and music- 
Then the minister looked straight into Dol- 
lie 's dark, earnest eyes, and said: 

"Christ himself has pr tmised to he here. 
So let us come to meet him. Let us bring- 
something — something dear to us — and 1 
in love at His feet — because 'He fir;" iovec! 
us." 

Dollie's heart thrilled strangely. She had 
often stolen unnoticed, into the ehureh ':■ 
hear the music. And always she had heard 
something of Him — Jesus Christ. In her own 
way, she thought much of him. She had long 
wanted to see him — -and now. 

He was coming.- She drew a lone- 
clasped her hard, brown hands tightly to; I 
er. If she could only see -him for one litt! 
minute — the great, kind man who had time 



to love little children.. If she could only bring 
Him something ! 

it what? In all the world she had no 
are, poor little Dollie. 
"If I had one single thing of my own, I'd 
it to him — 'deed I would," she said to 
herself, as ret slowly home under tie: 

watchful stars. "But there isn't a thing — not- 
one — so there ! ' ' 

Then suddenlj' Bollie remembered.- There 
was her flower garden. 

Long before the big, ' usy world was up the 

next morning, Doliie was far out on the water 

birds sang. The little pink a d golden 

the sua danced across the let: 

t her. And there in a coi . red cove 

lep on the bosom of the lake, lay Dollie's 

Sower garden. 

Dollie waited and watel ed while the 
sun elimbed higher and higher. Ac 
warm rays fell ae: ' - . And 

like a fie- 1 been only (kill green 

3 and tightly folded bu -, glistened a 
■ of snowy, wave-kissed blossoms. Dol- 
lie 's water ill: --- aw; k . 

With quick, skillful fie .e rs si 
the deli 'ate - ' wei ai ly, so 

that not o or a Leg ] 

should bi I she laid them in her 

ket. 

A half h er she landed below 'the 

little' hut, whicl ' In i she 

iiad ever known. I r ' r was there e] c 

-at for th - ; As she 

came ashore, her ' blown hair full 

. her brown fa :e 1 ighl with ha; ,- 

smile- on his rong-h, wrinl 
hat yen goin ' to do wi 
he said. 

"Take 'em to the church, Dad " : 

Doliie, wi lad littl thrill in her voi 

"Christ's a-goin to be there tomorrow — ] 
'-'ice said so." 

That word, CI ri t— he ] m heard ii 
;poken reverently for Ion. Eis mo 

id us id ii — T 

his ] ' : - seemed 

to speak to him in littl ollie's voice- 
she looked at him fr : tin depths of her 
little daughter's dark eye-.. 
Hark — will ' 1 1 was that - : : 
In n ' , e I ;- not, 

- eee to him. n w I ' ' 
Ke 1 . «d ill spite i 

the clear voice die ! i w - 
Dolie, carrying he. nt burden, had en- 

- d the church. The minister was there and 
straight to him she went. 

"I've brought these lilies, sir," she said 

timidly, "for CI :■ 1 : 

to Him when He ec 

-. sudden '1 urst of confl'di nee, she 

. on breathlessly "■' will you tell 

about how very poor we are — Dad and 

m — so I eonldn't bring anything of en. e 

count. Tl es ' li i 'S^tl ey aren't much — for 

-■ - Him — bi t they're so sweet — yon ' 
thi ik. A id ol ' ' ■■ you 'spos e he 'I' 
■ ■ use you e 

1 'i: tl . a — " 

The minister drew the child to a seat be- 



side i i n there in the cool, silent church. Then 
he told her the story of the Christ who cant? 
to earth 'org aeo to help all who were lit- 
r lonely or tired or sinful. He told hei 
" lV * he took tie simple things of earth and 

trong to do His grand work. He 

,Vr1 - h er, too, how the same Christ's is still 

to be found. 

Tlle morning breeze stole in through thi 

n windows of the little church. Out upor 

- the waters watched and waited 

fhen, i] - 'ore- of color, the sun came up 

•lightened the lee- and the shore, crept 

and fell in blessing over the kneel 

-'-' 1 ' ] ■ Then, | v its unseen mag 

the wailing white lilies before thd 

' buret into perfect, scented bloom! 

felt the sweet solemn hush whicl 

filled the church. She was strangely happy 

The Christ was there— she knew. She peeper! 

fh her littl i ' - >rs and saw, with 

t His lilies had opened for Him. 

or rose. He repeated the sweet 

"' " words of the greatest of all Teachers- 

- - : -r r the lilies." 

Then he told Dollie's own little story a| 

as she had told it to him. His eyes'werl 

■ it the only wet ones, when, at its close, th.. 

pie went out into the glorious sunshine ol 

a new d y 

i that all. In the outer hall of th] 

ehnrel m -u in the shadows, was the oh" 

Tears rained down his face— 

i jars ee only strong men shed. 

1 him. twined her little 

nr is about him and cried too. There th--, 

—the pastor, the father and the child— 

and tl e form of the Fourth was among them 

■ was love untold in heaven. 



Finch. 

Mrs. Cary Pow " Finch, age 35, wife ol 

Mr. Walter Finch d from this life or 

16, 3926. ' 

~' ; ■ t 1 - mother of eight livinl 

children and was faithful and true to then? 
She joined W : i Is hapel Church when 

ehild and kept her vow? and when the ea! 

■she npvi an } or complained but 

nit to i a her G >d. 
Funeral tvas condu ted by the pastor at th] 
■■ ' ■ 

ight be the turf of thy tomb! 
lure like emeralds be: 
should not be the shadow of gloom 
: night that reminds us of thee." 

R. C. Stubbins. 



—Miss Ida Me-Culloch died last Tuesday 

of pneumonia. Her death came rathei 

Id dy. tl \ h he had been a sufferer fron 

- years. She was a daughtei 

of David TL Mc'Cu'lloch, who is a half brothei 

ieCulloeh and J. F. McCulloch 

The burial we? in Tabernacle cemetery ai 

11 A. M. today. Bro. Gerringei conducted til 

funeral. Ida was always a eood girl. She at 

■ tided college at Adrian, Mich., and after 

light in public schools in N. C. 

— When the President Roosevelt reache( 

Ply] oiith, England, Captain Fried and hi, 

0- were greeted by thousands of cheerins 

Englishmen, gatherer! In dn thfem honor. 



February 11, 1026. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



13 



FROM PASTOB 



Second M. P. Chui — Tl 

ry sorry we can not hn\ c on ■ i 

every Sunday, a though on 'el : . ader 
r. F. L. Whitley, i o tu : )r ;.i 

len it is the duty of our p dor to be at 
.e of the other churches. 1 '■■ u i s to b ! 
le to report having 

ratings this past week, besides the me'et- 
ajs held in the hall. 

One of our leading me. ' rs : ■■ H. A. 
.xi'lcy, has been very sick, but is much bet- 
r. 

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Stegall have 
en very sick, but are able to be up again. 
We are in hopes we will be able to 
t church building some time in the 
ture. 

?ar readers of the M. P. Herald, we i 
at you remember us and our work in y i r 

ers. ■ orter. 



Fa-Ilston.— Our distrii illy was held at 
|endship January 30, 31. 
The- weather : sing rainy and unfavorable 
ly a few of the chai es wer i presented. 
Our congregation was also rathei small on 
count of the rain. 

We were very glad to hare Dr. Dixon and 
other E. A. Bingham with us. We er. 
eir good addresses. Brotl Mo ris kn 
w to get up a I..-. 1 interesting program. 
Brother Morgan did much t . iakin° 

e rally a success. Our faithful cjioir leader 
serves credit for his good service. 
We were also very lacl to 1 ive the Hebron 
artette with us. We ej ' red their - ngs 
e hope they will iome again. I think the 
od women did their part also, as i 
e enjoyed the dinni r. Reporter. 



High Pointy — The two Missionary Society 
Id their monthly business n n ' n 
y afternoon at the ehureh with a good at- 
ffiaanee. The Foreign Society will cive its 
.nual Thank offerin ', service on Sunda - ev- 
in :'. February 21st, and plans eve being 
■nutated by the coi for an in: 

j program on tl is o :asion. It was ann i 

that Mrs. George T. Penny has made Mrs 
'. P. Pickett a Perpetual member, and this 
a highly i 1 ■■ i] vi ■' I om r for I lithful v irl 
id loyalty to the Foreign Missionary cause 
iring a long period of years Mrs. 
t s the grateful thanks of the entire So 
r this beautiful tribute to a highly es 

co-worker. The o'(\ officers tn both 
is v ere reelected: Foreign Society, 
nt, Mrs. Geo. P. Brow Vice-President 
rs. S. D. Shelton, Secretary, M - 
mis, Treasurer. Mrs. H. See'y 

thers arid Inter itch 

.1. S c 'v. Life 'i" : " 

A. Gray, See'y- Thai Is Mrs. S. S 

>e. See'y. Yow 

. Andrews. In the H , the 

e the following : Pr ' lent Mrs. J. A. Gi a 
|e-President.-' Mrs., H. A. Moffitt, See'y.- 
■eas., Mrs. P. T. Pickens. 
The teachers and officers op the Sunday 
hool will hold a me tii at the ehureh on 
lesday evening, and the Pastor's Cabinet 



1 meet at the pan tl ers are 

■ . [do!, S. P. 

- ..: >r; . J. A. t'a; , • . , J. IT. Jen- 

'se, Li al her, C. 

iV. Hinkl Dr. S. 'S. I oe, H. A. 

. irton, C. L. 

■ay, ... 

11 be' set part as 'Bo 

■■ ' ! 
on on ' ■ Si outi ig. ' ' a 

[ly ii vil d to ■:; tend in uni- 
. 

■ b Point 

I i last T - id will eo tinn 

. i ; vvi ;;. A i ■■■ ion as they fi t tin se 
in . tudents will go home 

for a. few days. . e m w 

i, and i 
to enroll. 

friends to 

( apt. A. X. in 1 ent loss bi 

>th ! ' his .1 her, Es. Shi riff Thos. F. 

■. ■ d ' o Mrs 

C. L. loss hi 

• ■ , ; i C. Hunt, Jr. 

: week's illness 
. : o '-.. ■ son of her 

t, and was t 'acker 
.-exington Higl 
brought sor- 
row to a Jar ' ind 

An unus I oeal solo, "The 

I is " as sung 1 y Miss Kate 

Harrison, was by the congregation 

... ii ling. 
A. ni . - - i Point pe pie 1 'it last 

y , i were 

. ... in and Mrs. H. U. Oakes. 

; iss ■.-■ went home with Miss 

ia Vi tiai lo i pend the week end in 
: ui lington. 



Meeklenb g " . - erday being the first 
i - Sun [ay we ha-, had since Christmas, 
.... 1 day ;s and Piny 

an 1 : h iol a d preai hing servi ■ 

well attendee ■■ : h gratifying results. 

i tains 1 on . 

Brother : ! R. S. Ei y bar \ 

i on ' :■ sick list for the last month. We 

niss 1 rother Erby very niui in ( he is 

: . tender^ of the Stallii gs Sui 
school. We hope he may soon be in his i 
tin ehiirch again. 

were made very sad on last Wednes- 

hsn Mrs. . - ui2s went to the 

hospital at as or an operation. She 

d thn ugh the operation, and is s 

ah ng fine ' lister Stallings is a very pi . - >u 

':. is of the old time Methodist 

type. She was so conscious of the Lord's ■ i '■■ 

sen e that she was real happy while lying 

y . .-ratine table. Her pastor envies 

mce. God give, us in. me such women 

■■-.. ai leeting her to be strong, a.nd in 

lis. She was re- 
-: joitres, which had become very 
- yiiig of late. 

.inn rainy on the fifth Sui ■ 

....... di bi tin ■ whether it were worth while 

to drive some twenty miles to Zoar i 

We soon decided to go, though whether we 

found a congregation to preach to or not. 



■ ■. ■ got in si flit, lo the church ; i I 
well spri iklcd v. Lth auto iiobiles. This 
7 to He preaehi r, What has 
insed tl is .' 1"- thought. \ T \ ben I had preach- 
out to my Lizzy my troubles 
i'ere all ended. I ' come to get 

erve them. When 
ot ho • wife, and showed 

plei lid j mnding we decided we 
ifmld never discuss the advisability of going 
ar, though it we too bad weather for 
id; >lsc to go : . church. May God fully 
' 'wari each one for this splendid act in be- 
half of (heir d family. I assure you 
I foil not be forgotten by your 
ii I ir. 

rs, breathe a prayer for us. when you 
i iad : Robert Short. 



Enfield Charge. — This charge is still doing 
u iness .along some lines. 

ristn as Pageant at Whitaker Chap- 

I was beautiful and impressive. The Christ- 

tisical service at Enfield was an exeel- 

The people of this and other charges 

■ re very kind in remembering the occupants 

. l the parsonage with Christmas gifts. The 

■ ■ :' was also remembered on his birthday 

his congregation and by the 
sniel Boone Scouts and Boy Scouts. 

in provements are being made on the 
hool rooms at Enfield Church, es- 
eially in Beginners' and Primary Depart - 
. 

. is some talk and also some plans be- 

r made toward repairing Whitakers Chap- 

"' arch and of building a. log hut out there 

ir the use of Sunday school and C. E. So- 

i iety. 

nees are at quite a standstill on this 

ri owing to a drop in the cotton market 

of the custom of some who "pay later 

l." However they are good natured and 

: irate and when we send out our "S. 

0. S. " call they come across in fine style. 

Under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid 

' of En field Church a musical concert 

is to be given at the Grand theater February 

h. Mr. Wilson Miles, our musical director, 

-.1 Mrs. Charles Miller, soloist, are in charge 

' the program. Mrs. Hubert Whitaker is 

pianist. All the best musical talent of Enfield 

■ inimity" is being enlisted and the concert 
will no doubt prove one of the best of its 
kind wer given in Enfield. 



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o 



f Enfield Church has 



iust returned from the hospital where he 

-.".vent an operation for appendicitis. He 

: doing well. Mrs. Clay Matthews who has 

been indisposed for some time is much im- 

pr ived. Mr. Thomas Lawrence of Whitaker's 

Chapel community who has been quite ill is 

- improving. Mr. Walter Beavans seems 

to be much better of his weakened condition. 

Cr. ami Mrs. Logan Barnhill of Hamilton 

back to the Whitaker Chapel 

r; ood and the neighbors are glad to 

them. E- C. Stubbins. 

— The busiest railway station in the world 

'■■ that of the Pennsylvania Railroad ait 

ty-thirci. Street, New York City. It is es- 

ted that 33 irflion passengers pass 

through it in a year. 



L4 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1926 



A VISIT TO FIRST CHURCH, THOMAS- 
VILLE. 



It was the pleasure of this writer to visit 
the First Methodist Protestant Church at 
Thoinasville on Sunday, January 31st, after 
an absence of more than two years. To my 
surprise I found one of the livest Sunday 
schools in the North Carolina conference. 

Having been a member of First Church 
during a part of the year 1923 and the entire 
year 1924, although not able to attend during 
the year 1921, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting 
and worshipping with those good people again. 
Brother D. R. Connell, a line gentleman and 
ardent Christian worker, is superintendent of 
the Sunday school, lie is a man who does 
tilings and is an excellent leader in every 
respect, in devotiona'.s, in song and in the ad- 
ministrative affairs of the Sunday school. The 
attendance was 130 in spite of the rainy day 
and muddy streets. The enrollment of the 
school is more than 250, and the average at- 
tendance for the first 12 Sundays after the 
last annual conference was 215. The average 
amount of offerings in the school for the 
same period of time was $9.50. 

We had the privilege fur the first time of 
hearing Rev. J. L. Trollinger, the popular 
pastor of First Church. Brother Trollinger is 
one of our best preachers in the North Caro- 
lina Conference. His delivery was good anc 
his sermon discussion was very helpful. The 
people of First Church are well pleased witli 
their pastor and they are eo-operating with 
him in a fine spirit as was indicated in the 
Sunday school and church services which this 
writer observed during our visit there. 

The First Church, Thoinasville, is complete- 
ly organized and each organization is func- 
tioning splendidly. I was told that they have 
the Ladies' Aid Society, with a membership 
of 25. Also the Woman's Foreign Missionary 
Society with 25 members. Three Christian En- 
deavor Societies are thriving with a total en- 
rollment of approximately 160 members. An] 
average attendance of from 25 to 30 in each 
society has been maintained, which is a fine 
record. 

A Brotherhood was organized since the last 
Annual Conference and has a membership of 
50. A Cradle Roll Department in the Sunday 
school has an enrollment of 45. Also a Work- 
ers' Council with 30 members, is an import- : 
ant organization which is functioning in the 
Sunday school and meets regularly as do all i 
other auxiliary organizations of the Sunday ; 
school and church. 

The First Church, Thomasville, has a bright 
future, and great things may be accomplished 
by the labor of the pastor and people in such 
a fine spirit of cooperation which was evident 
on the occasion of my unannounced visit. Pas- 
tor Troltlinger has the work ■ in fine shape 
and he is a real worker as well as preacher; 
always alert for the progress of the church 
and the entire denomination. A unique desig- 
nation has been given First Church by its 
pastor on his caking card which is, "The 
Church of Happy Hearts.'' This writer ex- 
perienced the truth of that title on the oc- 
casion of the recent visit because our hearts 



was really made happy because of the de- 
lightful privilege of being among the good 
people of the Mother Chursh of Methodist 
Protestants in Thomasville, from whirh two 
other shurehts emanated during the past five 
.ears, namely West Thomasville Church and 
community Church. 

The entire North Carolina constituency of 
i.he Methodist Protestant Church may watch 
First Church, Thomasville, grow during the 
coming years and do wonderful things for 
the salvation of the lost and the edification 
of the Christian. C. B. Way. 



Friendship Station, — As spring is drawing 

near again and the bright sunbeams shine 

jdt from heaven and the grass begins to 

• nne out we ought_ to be thankful that we 

",.\ 3 in a free country and have the privilege 

if worshiping God as we please. 

■ Our pastor filled his appointment Sunday 

Morning at 11 o'clock. His sermon was based 

Mi Stewardship and he preached out of the 

ttiost wonderful sermon he has delivered from 

-he pulpit in his past four year stay with us. 

We wish to ask the prayers of all ehris- 

aan people. May God's richest blessings rest 

.with each one that is striving to do the work 

u" our Lord and Master. 

Oscar Hatley, Reporter. 



deeper consecration to Christ and the church, 
together, with a large Christian experience. 

Asking your prayers for the success of the 
Greensville charge and the church in general. 

Reporter. 



Spfoli, ■ Sxndol/p/i Charge,/— Although we 
,'fwen't been heard from in some time, this 
« no evidence that we haven't been doing 
•iiything. We have heard some excellent ser- 
mons since the last report. Mr. McCulloch 
L-ca :hcfl February 7th. His text was found 
m Matt. 6:53. 

We reorganized Sunday school, the first 
Sunday. The officers are as following: Super- 
ntendent, Mr. J. S. Pickett; Assistant, Mr. 
V. K. Hemphill; Secretary, Miss Grace Gar- 
■ett; Assistant, Gladys Pickett; Adult Class. 
Mrs. Grady Hemphill, tieachers; Assistant, 
Mr. W. P. Pickett; Senior Class, Mr. W. K. 
Hemphill. Intermediate Class, Miss Mae York, 
teacher; Assistant, Miss Eura Brown. Junior 

lass, Mrs.. J. S. Pickett, teacher; Assistant, 
Mrs. W. C. Piekard. Beginners, Mrs. A. L. 
Mime, teacher; Assistant, Mrs. W. P. Pickett. 

Our Sunday school is moving along nicely. 
We have large attendance, considering the 
(feather. The plans now are to get a new 
irgan for the church in the near future. 

Rev. A. O. Lindley will fill his appointment, 
;he second Sunday at 11 o'clock. 

The C. E. Social committees gave "An Ear- 
y Valentine Party'' at Elizabeth Hanner's 
iome, Saturday night at 7:30. Every member 
present had a very good time. 



Gideon Grove, Flat Rock Ct.— Our report- 
er has not informed our paper as to what 
»ve have been doing but will try to let the 
Editor know some things. We have not been 
asleep all this time, for we have done more 
in the last two years than usual, we have 
built a good church. Our Sunday school has 
been very good and we have been having pray- 
er meeting every Sunday night for a long time, 
till now the bad weather has closed it for the 
present, but will start again soon. Our preach- 
ing day is the 1st Sunday evening and the 
5th Sundays. Brother J. B. Trogdon is our 
pastor and we like him and his people very 
much; he gave us a powerful good sermon 
:,oday on the creation of man. He doesn't 
oelieve that human beings are half monkey. 
We are glad to say all his sermons are good 
and inspiring. He is doing a great work here. 
And Sister Trogdon was a great help to us 
in our Christmas service. 

And we want to say Amen to Bro. Dosier's 
letter in last, issue of the Herald. But we 
mink it will be with some of those Bible 
Critics as it was with Ingerso.U: he was an 
Infidel of some note but when it came to the 
mn set of life it was all different. He learn- 
ed that there was behind the universe a 
mprenie power that could not be moved by 
what man thought, and as he looked into the 
lim vista of future ages or into the eternal 
us it were he could see all that he had done 
was wrong; his own life not only wasted, but 
what he had written was carrying thousands 
down to perdition to make his own punish- 
ment greater. Just so we expect Payne and 
Voltaire not only lost but ruined and so it 
is with such writers today. I kept for a long- 
time a statement that Inaersoll made just be- 
fore he died. It was a beautiful piece as to 
>vhat he could realize then but it didn't say 
whether it gave any hope; we suppose it was 

Yours for Christ, F. J. L, Reporter. 



Philadelphia, Greensville Ct.— We are still 
live at Philadelphia, although we have not 
oported in some time. 

Yesterday proved a good clay for us. Bro- 
ker Powell delivered a very interesting and 
nstruetive sermon. 

Thinp-s are moving along in right good 
liape considering the bad weather and roads. 

We do hope we can start with our Chris- 
-ian Endeavor Society again when the Spring 
ipens up. We believe that this will give us 
i, better knowledge of how to work and a 



The Postal Card, W. F. Keirett, Editor. 
Tobe Shepherd. 

I was surprised to see the name of Tobe 
Shepherd in last week's Herald. I thought 
Tobe died in early infancy. Do you know ho* 
Tobe came into existence? It was on this wise. 
Some twenty years or more in the past at the 
,,ose of an annual conference, held m High 
Point the stationing committee had complet- 
ed its work and reports were sent to the daxly 
papers. As usual some changes were left to 
be supplied; when we saw a paper next morn- 
ing we read-Blank Ct— Tobe Shepherd It 
id have read Blank Ct.-"To be .Sup- 
ped " Tobe was a funny' baby; but I thought 
he died. Imagine my surprise when I saw 
■hat he is now a contributor to our church 
paper. 

-One thousand dollars was left by Mrs. 
Augusta Mart of Los Angeles to provide for 
her pet canary. 



February 11, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



15 



IN HONOR OP THE DEAD. 



christian life and meet her some time when 
God wills. 

Resolved, that we, the members of Bethel 
Whereas, our kind Heavenly Father who W. F. M. S. who also loved her and are sad 



too wise to err and to good to make mis- 
ikes saw fit to take from our midst our saint- 
1 brother, H. C. Smith, who was one of the 

arter members of our church and Baraea 
Lass, and has given him a home in that beau- 
ful city whose builder and maker is God, 
:erefore be it 

Resolved, that we, the members of The Ba- 
ca Class of the Mebane M. P. Church thus 
press our sympathy lo his life-long compan- 
n and relatives, assuring them that he is 
it dead but sleepeth, and will be resurrect- 

and live with him through out all eternity. 
xr earthly loss is his heavenly gain. There- 
re, be it further, 
Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions 

sent to the family of the deceased,- a copy 

sent to the M. P. Herald, and a copy be 
read upon the Secretary's book of our class. 
M. P. Nicholson, 
J. E. Foust, Com. 



to have her meet with us no more in our so- 
ciety or church, also bow with humble hearts 
to His will. We know that we will miss her 
sadly, but her influence will live on and be 
an inspiration to us all. We know what it | 
means to love and part for a while, with those 
dear to us, so from the very depths of our 
hearts, we sorrow with you. 

Resolved, that in memory of her cheerful 

christian life, we strive to meet all cares and 

trials with christian fortitude and a smiling 

face. This is God's will and in accordance 

with His plan of life for us. Some day, we 

too will pass through the gate of death and 

enter into life eternal, 'twill not be long. 

Mrs. J. M. Foust, 

Mrs. R. W. Lindley, 

Miss Marcia Foust. 



NOT UNDERSTOOD. 



God and goodness who yields himself to sin. 
By a changeless law of moral repulsion, he 
is pushed away. Is it hopeless? Yes, as long 
as his back is turned toward God. But let 
him "come to himself," let him feel his sin 
and degradation, let him long for home, for 
forgiveness, for his Father's face, and the 
law of changeless love takes hold of him. The 
law of divine attraction draws him then to 
God and goodness. 

Man-like is it to fall into sin, 
Fiend-like is it to dwell therein, 
Christ-like is it for sin to grieve, 
God-like is it all sin to leave. — Ex. 



cued to the Memory of Mrs. James Moore. 
On January S, 1926, the hearts of the mem- 
re of Bethel Woman's Foreign Missionary 
ciety were indeed saddened by the news of 



Not understood. We move along asunder, 
Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep 

Along the years ; we marvel and we wonder 
Why life is !!fe. And then we fall asleep, 
Not understood. 



i death of Mrs.. Elizabeth Moore, wife of Not understood. ~We gather false impressions. 
\ James Moore. The news came as a shock And hug them closer as the years go by 



us all, for she had been in her usual health, 
lag cheerfully about her daily tasks, thank- 
to minister to those she loved. For years, 
pgh,, she had not been strong. Having 
mt trouble, she knew that she might be 
Idenly called home. She lived an ideal life 
& was ready when the summons came, be- 
ise for years she had lived and walked 
;h God. "And He walks with me and He 
ks with me, and He tells me I am His own. 
d the joy we share, as we tarry there, none 
ler has ever known." What a blessed 
night to- live and walk with God; always 
By, and just some clay walk a little farth- 
and go home with Him. She always wel- 
led everyone with a sweet smile, but now. 
I tell us, she is dead. Ah, no ; we know she 
:s again, a brighter fuller life. In our imag- 
tion, we see her smiling still, for we never 
her any other way. "What is home with 
mother?" one of the daughters said. It 
sad indeed, but there is an eternal Home 



I mother is there, 



ready to welcome again 



'Till virtue often seems to us transgressions; 
And thus men rise and fall, and live and 
f.e, Not understood. 
Not understood. Poor souls with stunted vis- 
ion 
Oft measure giants by their narrow gauge ; 
The poisoned shafts of falsehood and derision 
Are oft Cinpelled 'gainst those who mould 
the age, Not understood. 
Not understood. The secret springs of action, 
Which lie beneath the surface and the show, 
Are disregarded; with self-satisfaction 

We judge our neighbors, and they often go 
Not understood. 
;-'ot understood. How taffies often change us! 
The thoughtless sentences or the fancied 
slight 
Destroy long years of friendship and estrange 
us;, 
And on our souls there Mis a freezing 
blight, Not understood. 
Not understood. How many breasts are ach- 



ing 

husband, two sons, and two daughters. For lack of sympathy 1 ? Ah, day by day, 
this Home you may all go and meet again How many cheerless, lonely hearts are break- 
;her smiling and happy, for she is oh, so ing? 



py there. There is no parting there; home 

*nal, home with mother. 

\ hereto God, who having a fore knowledge 

all things, and knowing always what is 

fc and who doetli all things well, has seen 

to call wife and. mother home, therefore 

it 

psolved, that we extend to the husband, 
s, daughters,' grand children, brothers, sis- 1 
and step-mother our sincere sympathy!/ 
commend them to, our Father's care.- Al- 
igh your hearts are breaking, you know 
t God is good and never makes a mistake, 
)ow humbly to his will, profit by her daily 



Now many noble spirt ts- pass away, Not 

understood. 

Oh, God! that men would see. a little clearer, 

Or judge less harshly where they can not 

see ; 

Oh, God ! that men would draw a little nearer 



AN OPEN LETTER. 

My dear Tobe, 

Yours in last week's Herald was certainly 
exhilarating. It is good to have companion- 
ship with a great mind. (I punctate with a 
period.) I thought it was possible that some 
eagle-eyed interpreter might see through all 
our difficulties and you have arrived on the 
scene; or is it in the unseen? The Bible is 
to me a great book — the greatest revelation 
of God and man we have; so your letter is 
the more enjoyable, because it carries proof 
\n its face that you have read some of it. 
Your use of that biblical phrase? "Selah" 
three times is absolutely convincing. My dear 
Tobe, it was a master stroke. 

I feel quite sure you could join the min- 
istry if you would only put your collar on 
"hind part before" and get a job of calling' 
the lessons. You ought not to hide your light 
under a hogshead — you know as well as I do 
that a bushel wouldn't serve. Besides, the 
good humor of it is refreshing ; that is so 
much better than snarls and flings. I am so 
glad that "much learning" does not "make 
thee mad." It did not do it, Tobe, and I am 
glad of it. Your article is so clear, so con- 
vincing, so strongly expressed, so aptly il- 
lustrated with quotations and so good hum- 
ored withal, that "Almost thou persuadest 
me" to believe in "Total Depravity." I save 
a proposition to make you : Let 's meet some- 
where and discuss it over a good bowl of "pot 
lieker." 

Assuring you of my regard I am 
Yours very truly, S. R. H. 



"DEPx^RT YE. 



Sin brings separation from God. The word 
"depart," uttered to the workers of iniquity, 
is not an arbitrary one. It voices a law of 
God that runs through all his moral realm. . 
Think it not strange, if man is driven from 



SOLOMON'S TEST MODERNIZED. 

Two women claimed four-year-old Mabel. 
Irene. One was Mrs. Julia Przybyia, natural 
mother, and the other was Mrs. Irene Goosen 
who had cared for the child since birth. 

Circuit Court Judge Brennan was in a 
quandary. In desperation he resorted to King 
Solomon's famous baby test. He told, both 
women -that he would send the child to an 
institution. Mrs. Przybydia didn't seem to 
care but Mrs. Goosen became hysterical. 

Unknown to the women the judge had a 
movie camera record their emotions as he 
to'd them his decision. Psychologists called 
in to view the 'films agreed that the greater 
love existed in Mrs. Goosen. To the great joy 
of the latter the judge accordingly awarded 
her the child. 



Who rises every time he falls will some 
time rise to stay. — William C. Morris. 



18 



— Despite the plea by the Rev. Narcisse 
Dennis that a medium had induced him to 
forge and pass a check, the Virginia supreme 
court ruled that the clergyman must serve 
two years in prison. 

— For leaving their horses long- unprotected 
in a windy street, William Levine and Giaco- 
mo Pules were sentenced by Magistrate Gold- 
en of Brooklyn to stand coatless for 15 min- 
utes in a cold December rain. 

— County Judge Bodine at Waterloo, N. 
'Y., ordered Frank Smith to pay $2 a week 
toward the support of the three-year-old 
daughter of James MeEJligott who was run 
down and killed by Smith's auto. 

— The Nebraska court affirmed the right of 
Lincoln to operate a municipal gasoline fill- 
ing station in that city's war against high 
"gas' ' prices. 

— Y\~isconsin 's statue against the manufac- 
ture or sale of oleomargarine was declared 
''unreasonable and discriminatory" and 
therefore unconstitutional by Circuit Judge 
Hoppmann at Madison, that state. 
..Gas Protection. A chain of grocery stores 
at Tampa, F'la., has equipped its establish- 
ments with automatic poison gas protection 
against burglars. 

Vote Against Military Training. Students 
at Ohio state university voted 10 to 7 against 
compulsory military training. The majority 
though favoring army training', think i! 
should bt optional. 

Snowbound Village. After being snow 
bound for a month, the little village of Har- 
risburg, 25 miles south of Seotts Bluff, Nebr. 
was reached by three auto trucks carrying 
food to the 150 residents. 

Liquor Banned in Medicine. The government 
order forbidding use of whisky, brandy, run. 
or gin in medicine, flavoring extracts anc 
syrups becomes effective Feb. 1. 

Pleads for Son's Life. Showing evidence oi 
his sorrow, the Rev. J. Milton Thompson of 
Far Rockaway called at the White House anc 
pleaded with President Coolidge to commute 
the sentence of his son, Lieut. John Thomp- 
son, to life imprisonment. The young man was 
sentenced to death by a military court mar- 
tial for the murder at Manila, of his sweet- 
heart. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 11, 1926. 







■a 

fjf, COMMUNITY AND STERLING SIL\ T ER, PLATED WARE, CHINA, CUT 

i^J GLASS AND POTTERY. 
•;| OBELL'S, mOOB&QRATin), G&EENS30R0, If. C. 




In Honor Of Mrs. Bosher. 
Our hearts were shocked with grief Sun- 
day night, January .31, at the sudden death 
of Mrs. T. C. Bosher, one of our best and 
most loyal members of West End church. 
ufrs. Bosher was on her way to the church g os i, 
fit the evening service when, after falling 
while crossing the street car line, she was 
fiiferuck by the oncoming car. Two little boys, 
the sons of Mrs. Bosher, were accompanying' 
their mother to the place of worship. Of] 
course they saw the distressing situation just 
as soon as the mother fell, but were unable 



We IWaite a ispeviares: ca 

LAMJau, fifth f UOuii&jEt Uri ikLLNliS- 
i. EttCJS ' tj ibii. 



er; the step-chiiclreu are Mta, Samuel, 
V ernon, jtiqicn ana Bnenaon. 

J-lie sorrowing ones nave our deepest syin- 

pathy and prayers, iou ao not grieve aione. 

v e all snare your loss ana are reminded again 

ox tne consoling text: "Biessed are trie dead 

wiiicn cue in tne Lord from heneetortn, iea. 



;op t fast running car or help Mrs.i T^ ^ "^V" ^ ^ may reSt "° m Welr 
Bosher from the tracks. So there in the laslj ' aUQ lhen ' WOrJis uo £oiiow t ^^-" 

Lour, like little heroes, they signaled the carl 



Notice. — To the mem be 



High CostTOf Peppermint, 

More than 00 percent of the world's supply 
of peppermint is produced in southern Michi- 
gan and northern Indiana. Owing to an un- 
seasonable frost last May, followed by a warn 
spell, there is an acute shortage of pepper- 
mint this year. A pound of peppermint oil 
is now worth almost its weight in silver. Las 
year's crop in this region amounted to onl; 
about 250,000 pounds, which is only 70 pel 
cent of the normal supply. Four years ago 
peppermint oil was selling for $1.25 a pound 
last year the maximum was $4; now it : 
selling for $16 and $17. The oil is used chief 
ly by manufacturtrs of tooth paste, candies 
chewing gum and various ' medicines. Some 
thing' over 400,000 pounds is the normal an- 
nual production of peppermint oil through 
out the world. 



.vcn running up the track to flag the motor-K ~'T"~ u " """ ^ ciu,jel ' s of the Executive 
man, but the deep darkness owing to the piJ °l *°T anU ± '° 1 '^ a Mlssl0I ^y Bo- 

sent rain prevented the car driver from see-t" ,. °f *' °" - Braaefl - ** executive meeting 
ing the little messengers. I" T 10r VV <^sday, February ±,th, to 

Our service for the evening was made into* )e hoLa * l Caivar ? Ctol ' ell > Greensboro. This 
a solemn, grieving prayer or two, with the * '^ ^^ sesslou - ^etuig to open at 10 
.■earling of a Psalm. All hearts were heavy ° Cl ° tJi ' U ls aeylred Uldt al1 ambers be 



.'or the loss just realized. The congregation^ 



present as important p.ans wnt be discussed 



or the Annual Uranen meeting; also for the 



of the Baptist church. A host of neigh- ,, . 

id friends of Mrs. Bosher met to share ^ u- g «* the secret 

ar of grief with the family. The flora'; P gi \ ^ a dl %ent thing 



already assembling at the church 'wlnriST 

• -i ' i • iu j i , Rooard meeting winch comes To North ( 'nvn 

ne accident oeeured s'o the sad news structX 3 " iIlv - u l -™° L0 i-Noitn uaio 

nr hearts with extreme sorrow. I -™* tlUS year ' ^ iease be wlth us # possible. 

Funeral services were conducted from the| UUr L ^esponduig Secretary asked me to 

iorae on Longview street Monday afternoon/^ 6 tials announcement, in our Department. 

The writer officiated assisted by Rev. E. E. 

.Thite of the Baptist church. A host of neigh-. 

,ors and 

the hour of grief with the family. 

offerings were of unusual beauty and numer-jjj' 

nis. This presence of so many friends and™ 
loved ones and the wonderful' collection oflP OSe who llve there that caM °t be extended 
flowers show forth the love and appreciation^! 10 a P assero y who simply rushes in to es- 
the community hold for the life of Mrs. Bos-f ^jf J[™ J, to ™' \ Many . casual B i ble readers 
; :er. 

Sister Bosher was one of the charter mem 
hers of 'West End Methodist Protestani 
church and the first to be called Home. Then- 
is no other more faithful and kind, more loy 
a'l and true. Our church and the community 



ABLDBiG IN PEACE. 

place of the Most, 
from merely seek- 
ing shelter in time of trouble. The home offers 
fa protection, a quietness, and a comfort to 



fail to make this distinction. "If ye abide 
in me" is the Master's condition to many 
a precious promise of bestowal, but "abid- 
ing 1 " means much more thau being tempor- 
arily sheltered. 

We miss much of peace and of privilege 
ike t home, wil niss this lovely life, butl 1 ^ Hvin S so far away fr °m the great Source 
ill things, we know are done in wisdom and! 01 supply. Cod hears the prayer of the needy 
tenderness by our Heavenly Father. So w<J soul > and ver >" graciously He answers even 
csion our hearts to Him and submit to His'^ the wanderer, but these miss both the strength 
L'ighteous will knowing the sweet rest that| a ' nd the W of established safety that might 
i waits the children of God. Many were the?* be heirs 



cords of kindness spoken, 'but none more of-* 
ten than that "She closed her life like she| 

tad lived it. moving always towards duty and 
"!od." 

Mrs. Bosher is survived by her husband. 
Mr. T. C. Bosher, who is connected with the 
Van Lindley nurseries. Five children and five 
4ep-ehildren also survive. The children are 
Wilbur, Sarah, Thaddeus, Dorthy and Ralph Jan.. 28, 



What time I am afraid, 
I will put my trust in thee," 
said David. 

But Isaiah had reached a greater peace and 
sense of security when he could say, "I will 
trust, and will not be afraid." — Selected. 

— Japan has a new Premier — Reijiro Wak- 
atsuki. He succeeds Viscount Kato, who died 



LUME XXXII. 



GREENSBORO, N. €., FEBRUARY 19, 1926. 



NUMBER 15. 



iJEFHOMST PROTESTANT HEEAIjB. 
: . T. McGuflocK. Editor and Fsoiisaer. 

ibiished weekly In tils inwrat of the Metnodtsl 
Protestant n-im^"< "•">» nr , aa 

aeg.— $1.50 a year, paya&ie ,u «,„ T ^; . d 
UPurs are dtoltaueu on expiration 01 tue muk 
UBafcrlptton. MoWOTsr, suDscrlbefs woo taojawj » 
06 ruarKed oo our books as ••regular,- fsaiTW 
iu Be eonrtnuyj ana payment to ue maiit as can* 
begmmn* ot tfis yriar a' convenient 
ftberfDers can remit direou* or nantt ui*w mo»« 
isfors wno act as our agenta iA j ae Ileid. 
JifrS 5£ ctlan S» <" address, give tne oia aooww 
KM as me new. in renewing, give tne sains ta, 

as Dufore. 
'« cannot often supply bacs numbers 
' acicnowredge receipt or money on suBscnpuo. 
Wits D y cnanglng as date on toe label n ia> 

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OUST NOT A MYTH BUT A MIGHTY 
SAVIOUB. 
By Bishop Warren A. Candler, 
r. Stephen S. Wise, the well-known Jew- 
Rabbi, of the Free Synagogue, New York, 
'been subjected, recently, to sharp and 
ist criticism by some of his co-religion- 
beeause he said Jesus was not a mythical 
raeter, but a historical! person with many 
sllencics as a man and with a great force 
i teacher. 

o an unbaised mind it is difficult to see 
he could have said less, if he had said 
thing at all about "the Man of Galilee." 
part from the record of Christ's life, 
id in the four Gospels, there are state- 
is found in such writings as those of 
itus and Suetonius which attest his real 
tence and his cruciflxtion under the rule 
D ontius Pilate. It is true that these secu- 
writers tell little about Him, and that for 
spate accounts of His life and teachings 
work the New Testament is the only source 
information. But if the New Testament 
never been written, or if all it contains 
e utterly lost and forgotten, we should 
know beyond a shadow of doubt that he 
d during the reign of Tiberius Caesar, 
bout seventy-five years ago David Fried- 
Strauss, under the influence of the Hege- 
philosophy, attempted to prove that the 
)el records, were a collection of myths, 
his "mythical theory" died aborning, 
ave all such theories which have ever been 
forth before or since. 

r. Henry Van Dyke, in his able work 

ie Gospel for An Age of Doubt," puts 

matter most clearly and forciblly. He 

The Person of Jesus stands solid in the 
ory of man. He is indeed more substan- 
more abiding, in human apprehension, 
i any form of matter, or any mode of 
e. The conceptions' of earth and air and 
and water change and melt around Him, 
the clouds melt and change around an 



everlasting peak. All attempts to resolve Him 
into a myth, a legend, an idea — and hundreds 
of such attempts have been made — have drift- 
ed over the enduring reality of His character 
and left not a rack behind. The result of all 
cjj.tieisin, the final verdict of |enlig'h|tened 
common-sense, is that Christ is historical. He 
is such a Person as men could not have imag- 
ined if they would, and would not have imag- 
ined if they could. He is neither Greek myth 
nor Hebrew legend. The artist capable of 
fashioning Him did not exist, nor could he 
have found the materials, A non-existent 
Christianity did not spring out of the air and 
create a Christ. A real Christ appeared in 
the world and created Christianity." 

None, nor till four of the Evangelists, could 
have invented the character, or could have 
thought out the teachings of Jesus. 

The late Bishop Attieus G. Haygood, in 
his "Man of Galilee," discusses most cogent- 
ly and conclusively the inability of Matthew, 
Mark, Luke and John to imagine such a per- 
son as Jesus and to put upon His lips the 
teaching's which they ascribe to Him. He says : 

"For such thinking they lacked all things 
that history and philosphy show to be neces- 
sary for such thinking. Why could not Socrat- 
es and Plato, great, learned, wise and good, 
to whom came more than glimpses of heaven- 
ly truths, think out what the Sermon on the 
Mount contains. Socrates and Plato, if mere 
men sould do surh thinning, ought to have 
thought out the Sermon on the Mount; for 
they had every gift which cultured Athens 
could offer. And they did their best to think 
out the truths ; and Plato sighed for the com- 
ing of a divine Man who could make clear 
what to him was dark. And yet if Jesus nev- 
er lived, the four Evangelists, or men like 
them, thought out his wonderful doctrines. 
It is unthinkable." 

The conception of the work and words of 
Jesus lies utterly beyond the reach of the 
inventive genius of any man, even the great- 
est of men. His life was lived. His teachings 
were uttered, and His deeds were done, or 
the Gospels themselves exceed in wonder the 
greatest miracles ascribed to Him. Even the 
skeptical Rousseau perceived this, and said. 
"The Gospel has marks of truth so great, 
so striking, so perfectly inimitable, that the 
inventor of it would be more astonishing than 
the hero." 

Moreover, Christian history, which has per- 
sisted through twenty centuries, and which 
still goes on before our eyes, could sot by 
any possibility have proceeded from a mere 
myth. The mighty and beneficent forces of 
Christianity could not have issued from any 
other source than that of the real Person of 
Jesus Christ. Could consequences so pure and 



potent have sprung from fic- 



institutions 
tion "! 

"The mythical theory," stripped of all 
its delusive speculations, requires us to be- 
iieve that the mightiest power, which for 
nearly two millenniums has operated for good 
and has brought forth a majority of the en- 
terprises and institutions which in our own 
times are making for the highest welfare of 
mankind, has sprung from a delusion more 
unsubstantial than a dream. If the Jesus, de- 
picted by the four evangelists, is no more 
than an ideal creation and possesses no his- 
torical reality, a mere phantom has been, 
and is more potent for the good of the human 
race, had all the realities that have ever exist- 
ed. If we believe such a notion to be well 
founded, why seek truth since a cunningly 
devised fable has oeen more fruitful of good 
than all the truth, scientific and philosophical,- 
that mankind has ever discovered? To such 
an absurd and repulsive conclusion the logical 
consequences of "the mythical theory" lead 
us ! It cannot be so. 

Jesus is so real and so influential that the 
ingenious authors ar,,d advocates of "the 
mythical heory" have not been able to pub- 
lish the boeks in which they set forth their 
grotesque speculations without dating their 
publications by what is supposed to be the 
year of His birth. The small figures near the 
bottom of their title pages more than refute 
all that is contained in the volumes which 
are thus marked by the imprint of His Nativ- 
ity. 

The marvels which the Christian Scriptures 
record as having attended His birth, and 
which Strauss and other rationalistic critics 
would resolve into legendary wonders, are 
□ ot so astounding as that the religion of Jes- 
us of Nazareth, if it be false, should constrain 
the world's date-lines to bend around' His 
manger cradle. When commerce makes en- 
tries on its ledgers, when governments issue 
decrees or publish laws, when infants are 
born or the aged die, when kings or peasants 
enter into the world, or when they jiass 
through the portals of the tomb, they all pay 
unavoidable homage to the Babe of Bethle- 
hem. Calendars which so fih dates cannot rest 
on a floating myth. Absolute accuracy they 
may miss as when men dated events from 
when they supposed the world began or Rome 
was founded. But whether accurate or inac- 
curate they point to firm and indisputable 
facts that cannot be reduced to an airy mist. 
That Jesus was bom at Bethlehem some nine- 
teen hundred years ago, lived in the reign of 
Tiberius, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and 
was by that Roman procurator crucified, is 
as certain as that the earth exists or that 
the city of Rome was built on the Tiber. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 19, 1926. 



These facts are as ineontestible as the exist- 
ence and influence of Christianity among 
men is notable and unmistakable. And who 
can deny the extent and benign efforts of the 
religion of Jesus 1 

No potentate, who now lives, or who ever 
has lived, equals in the width of his realm 
or the power of his authority the breadth 
and potency of the Kingdom of the Man of 
Bethlehem and Nazareth, of whom Jean Paul 
Richter eloquently said, "Jesus, being the 
Holiest among the mighty and 'the Mighti- 
est among the holy, has lifted with his pierc- 
ed hands, empires off their hinges, has turn- 
ed the stream of centuries out of its chan- 
nel, and still governs the ages." 

And this regal reality of Jesus compels 
the acknowledgement of His claims and con- 
strains the acceptance of His teachings. Truly 
He spoke as never man spake and He reigns 
as never man reigned. 

Napoleon Bonoparte, a man highly sualified 
to measure men and determine the forces 
which produce the most lasting effects upon 
mankind, was accustomed, in the days of his 
exile on St. Helena, to discuss, with his at- 
tendants, the gTeat men of the ancient world, 
and to compare himself with them; and one 
day he turned to Count Montholon and asked 
abruptly: "Can you tell me who Jesus Christ 
was 1 ?" To his question the count confessed 
inability to answer, and then the exiled em- 
peror said: "Well, then, I will tell you. Alex- 
ander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I myself 
founded great empires; but upon what did 
those creations of our genius depend? Upon 
force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon 
love, and to this day millions would' die for 
Him. I think I can understand something of 
human nature; and I can tell you all these 
were men, and I am a man; none else is like 

Him ; Jesus Christ was more than a man 

Across a chasm of eighteen hundred years, 
Jesus Christ makes a demand which is beyond 
all others difficult to satisfy; He asks that 
for which a philosopher may often seek m 
vain at the hands of his friends, or a father 
of his children, or a bride of her spouse, or 
a man of his brother. He asks the human 
heart; He will have it entirely to Himself.: 
He demands it unconditionally; and forthwith 
His demand is granted. Wonderful! In defiance 
of time and space, the soul of man, with all 
its powers and faculties, becomes an annexa- 
tion to the empire of Christ. All who sincere- 
ly believe in Him experience that remarkable 
supernatural love toward Him. This phenom- 
enon is unaccountable; it is altogether beyond 
the scope of man's creative powers. Time, 
the greatest destroyer, is powerless to extin- 
guish this sacred flame; time can neither ex- 
haust its strength nor put a limit to His 
range. This is it which strikes me most: I 
have often thought of it. This it is wMch 
proves to me quite convincingly the divinity 
of Jesus Christ." 

Why should Dr. Wise be criticised, or cen- 
sured, for saying that such a man as Jesus is 
not a myth? ' '^' 

As a Jew he might have gone much turtnei 
with reason, and" have expressed the most 
ardent admiratio,n if not adoring affection, 
for this greatest Son of Israel. 



He might at least agree with the liberalis- 
tic historian, Lecky, in saying : 

"It was reserved for Christianity to pre- 
sent to the world an ideal character, which 
through all the changes of eighteen centuries 
has inspired the hearts of men with an impas- 
sioned love, has shown itself capable of act- 
ing on all nations, ages, temperaments and 
conditions, has been not only the highest 
pattern of virtue, but the strongest irfeentive 
to its practice, and has exercised so deep an 
influence that it may be truly said that the 
simple record of three short years of active 
life has done more to regenerate and soften 
mankind than all the disquisitions of philoso- 
phers, and all the exhortations of moralists." 

"My heart's desire and prayer to God for 
Israel is that they might be saved." 

Romans x:i; for theirs are "the glory, and 
the covenants, and the giving of the law, and 
the service of God, and the promises ; whose 
are the fathers, and of whom as concerning 
the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God 
blessed forever." Romans ix: 4-5'. — The At- 
lanta Journal. 



1 



PUT GOD FIRST. 

In this fast and materialistic age the Giv- 
er of every good and perfect gift is largely 
ignored. The world has gone wild over the 
large developments of our advancing civiliza- 
tion. Man's achievements have largely eclipsed 
those of the Creator in the thought and appre- 
ciation of mankind. 

Worship and adoration are not so real, 
devout, and frequent as they might be. Prayer 
is often formal, listless and unavailing. De- 
lightfh'l and constant communion with the 
Father and with His Son Jesus Christ has 
become the occupation of the few. 

"In vain we tune our formal songs, 

In vain we strive to rise, 

Hosannas languish on our tongues, 

And our devotion dies." 

Indications are abundant that ours is a 
backslidden age. Let us repent most hunibly 
and most heartily of our sins of neglect and 
forgetfulness. Let us pray and work for an 
old time Holy Ghost revival. Let us seek first 
the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. 
Let us love, praise, and magnify Him, from 
whom all blessing's flow. Let us, Jacob-like, 
wrestle at the throne of grace until the full 
blessing comes. Let us put God first. 

I — From the Word of Life. 



better investment for kingdom service could 
be made by individuals who have money than 
to furnish the church with such a worker. Iii 
a well organized and progressive church it is 
impossible for the pastor to do all of the d 
tail work. His preaching and pastoral duties, 
together with the many calls from without toju 
I which he "must respond, leave him with bu'c 
little time and strength for much else. And 
every one who is at all familiar with church 
opportunities and church needs knows how 
difficult it is to secure volunteer workers who 
can and will give the time and effort necessary 
to carry on the work. Many of our churches 
could very greatly add to their efficiency and 
many times multiply their usefulness by '.he 
assistance of consecrated and well prepared 
young workers employed for full-time serv 
ice. This does not mean that such workers 
would or could do all the work required, and 
that they would displace or debar volunteer 
workers. On \[he other hand, they would as- 
sist the pastor greatly in discovering and de 
veloping local workers through the enlarged 
and intensified activities of the church. 

Let us hope that our church may keep pace 
with this modern idea of church needs, and 
that many of our young people may find their 
places of service in this field. 

S: W: Taylr: 



A GROWING FIELD FOR OUR YOUNG 
PEOPLE. 

There seems to be an increasing demand 
in churches of all denominations for full-time 
workers, in addition to lihe pastor. More and 
more such workers are destined to become a 
recognized necessity in the church, and in the 
years that are ahead the full-time worker 
will be considered along wi'.h the pastor when 
the shurch makes np its annual program. I 
am told that one of the large and progressive 
churches in Greensboro has now abo'i'lt twelve 
paid workers, and no doubt much that this 
church is able to do is due to these workers. 
The whole-time worker is not a fad in modern 
church life, but ra'iher a response to actual 
needs and necessities. In many churches no 



A SLAP AT MODERNISTIC TEACHING. 

Prof. Robt. Dick Wilson, of Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary, said before a large gather- 
ing of ministers at the Winona Lake Bible 
School of Theology that there were bat two 
or three Theological Seminaries in the coun- 
try but what had one or more Destructive 
Critics teaching thorough modernistic views of 
the Y\ T ord of God and the fundamentals of 
the faith it contains. He declared that the 
so-called "Assured results of modern scholar- 
ship" are indispensable and mustered an ar- 
ray of clearly attested facts to prove his case. 
He scouted the idea of preachers, who in all 
their ministerial career never put in niore 
than one solid month in New Testament in-j 
traduction, and yet sat in judgment on a man 
like himself who has devoted a half century! 
to the study of New Testament languages 
and history. The Dean of the Winona Bible 
School, Rev. W. E. Biederwolf, assured Pro- 
fessor Wilson that Winona, as an institution, 
is standing for conservative theology, where- 
upon Professor Wilson replied that he was- 
glad of it, and remarked that any institution; 
that did not stand for the shedding of bloods 
for the remission of sins did not deserve the'- 
support of evangelical Christians. Professor 
Wilson told his audience why he claimed to- 
be an expert, In Berlin at 25 he made a plan! 
for his work; 15 years of study on the text 
and version of the Old Testament; and 15 
years in defense of the authenticity and re- 
liability of the same, all of which he has been 
providentially able to carry out, 

Many theological giants of the country, 
among them Dr. Wilson, Dr. George L. Rob-j 
inson, Dr. J. Gresham Machen, Dr. M. G-, 
Kyle and others are on the faculty of the 
Winona Lake Bible School of Theology, and a 
tremendous piece of work is being done ini 
defense of the old faith of our fathers. — M. A., 



i 



ebruary 19, 192(5. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



THE WORK AND THE WORKERS. 

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of 
leeting with the Woman's Foreign Mission- 
ry Society of our Asheboro church in the 
! me of Mrs. Lewis. On Monday, Feb. S, 
re were with the Ladies' Aid Society of our : 
Irst Church in High Point in the home of 
Irs. H. A. Moffitt. And on Monday, Feb : 
I, we were with the Home and Foreign Mis- ■ 
ionary Societies of our Reidsville church in I 
he home of Mrs. G. M. Reed. The women 
i all three of these churches are very active 
i service for the Master through these or- 
anizations. It d< es seem that there should 
e these two missionary societies in every 
hurch wherever there are even a few wo- 
len who are zealous in service for their Mas- 
er, so that they might systematically gather 
heir bits of money for the spread of the 
Jospel. The Aid Society is needed for local 
hurch work, and the missionary societies 
re needed for the spread of the Gospel be- 
ond our local communities. 
Draper. 

On Sunday morning, February 14, we were 
nth our people in Draper. We reached the 
hurch in time f' r a part of the Sunday- 
shool and then preached at 11 A. M. The 
iastor„ Rev. J. S. Riddle, was sick and un- 
file to be in the service. He has been con- 
ned to his home for two weeks with iuflu- 
nza and pleurisy. There was quite an epi- 
emic of influenza in Draper, so the congre- 
ation was small. We have a very loyal 
roup of pe pie here, but their church so bad- 
f needs relocating. It is so far away from 
verything else. The .one redeeming feature 
bout it is that it is a good quiet country 
lace for town people to worship. However, 
hey are faithful workers and God is blessing 
hem in their efforts. 

Oil-arch Extension Again. 

Two weeks of February are already gone, 
nd when you read this there will be fewer 
lian ten days of February left. Our Church 
!xtension Work in the Conference for this 
ear depends upon the action of our church- 
s during February in raising funds for the 
Lnnual O nference budget. What shall the 
esult be? We cannot appropriate money 
re do not have, unless we at least have a 
rospeet of getting if. So please rally your 
eople to do their best for Church Extension 
efore March comes in. Also please be sure 
.make report to Mr. V. W. Idol; High 
'oint, N. O, by March 1st. Failure to do 
his will hamper the work just that much, 
[ave you held Annual Conference Day yet] 
f not, please plan it at once, and do your 
est for the Annual Conference budget. 

A glance at a copy of the Herald for this 
ime last year, and a late copy will sh w 
ou that we are running considerably behind 
pat we had done financially this time last 
ear. Are we lagging in interest, or have we 
ast forgotten the needs. 

A Suggestion. 

The women of Bess Chapel church are plan- 
ing to plant three acres in cotton this year 
nd will give the net proceeds therefrom to 
he General Conference budget. The Budget 
iuncil, last Conference, suggested "God's 
.ere" as one of the plans for raising the 



budgets. These women, led by their pastor, 
are thu s planning to carry out this thought, 
and they are going to try it on three acres 
in cotton. Our missionary societies or C. 
E. s cieties, or Sunday school classes, or in- 
dividuals, might plan to plant half an acre 
or more in whatever crop they choose, and 
give it all, or at least the net increase to the 
budgets. 

Our women and girls might plan to give 
the price of from one to a half d zen chick- 
ens, or the price of a turkey to the budgets. 
All of us can lay our plans to do some defi- 
nite thing for the budgets this year, and if we 
do we will raise far more than we have ever 
done. 

The budgets mean t*. us what we are un- 
dertaking to to for the Lord's work beyond 
our own local communities. Let us pray and 
plan and work for big things for our Lord 
this year. Yours in His service, 

A. G. Dix n. 



19. 

2/ 
21. 
22 
23. 

24. 
2.3. 
20. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 
32. 
33. 



.Richland . . 
Halifax . . 
Why Not . 
Bess Chapel 



21.00 
16.60 

12.25 
10.00 



Saxapahaw 9.40 



Rockingham . 
Union Grove 
West Forsythe 
Cleveland . 

Vance 

Chase City . 
Denton . . . 
Guilford . . 
Roberta . . . 
Melton's 



9.00 
7.50 
7.50 
7.00 
6.75 
5.00 
4.80 
4.00 
3.75 
2.00 



OUR TASK AND OUR PRIVILEGE. 



Four new names appear on the A. C. B. 
and two on the G. C. B. this week. We wel- 
come these and say a hearty "God bless you." 
Glen Raven goes over the top on the collese 
assessment. This too is a new name on the 
lists. Fine, Glen Raven! Last year tais 
charge held a place always near the t p and 
as soon as they get their -breath from the ef- 
fects of last summer's drouth they will be 
climbing there again. At present there was 
one fine thing they could do and they did it, 
paid in full on the college assessment. 



Grove 

Paid On G. C. B. 

1. 1st Church High Point $35.00 

2. Asheboro 28.65 

3. Spring Church 26.87 

4. Forsyth 26.48 

5. West End 25.00 

6. Graham 24.00 

7. Asheville 20.00 

8. Albemarle 19.22 

9. Siler City 18.50 

10.. Littleton i . ( 17.50 

11. First Ch., Thomasville 16.19 

12. Orange 16.00 

13. Randleman 15.30 

14. Saxapahaw 15.29 

15. MeBane 14.27 

1 6. Burlington 13.72 

! 17. North Davidson 12.56 

i IS. Pinnacle 12.30 

j 19. S nth Davidson 11.C0 

20. Anderson 10.85 



2 
3. 
4, 



1. 



1. 
2 

3. 

4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8, 
9. 

ia. 
li. 

12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 



Paid All Claims In Full. 
. State St. Lexington. 

Paid A. C. B, In Full. 
. Whitakers, 
, Fountain Place. 

Paid Collegs Assessment In Pull. 
Whitakers. 
. Grace. 
Mebane. 
Glen Raven. 

Paid On College Assessment. 

West End $21.00 

Albermarle 15.00 

Littleton 9.00 

Forsyth 1.90 

West Forsyth 1.50 

Paid On A. C. B. 

Grace $160.00 

First Church, High Point 120.00 

Charlotte 71.14 

Asheboro 63.33 

Orange 60.00 

Burlington 50.00 

West End 48.00 

Siler iCJtv 45100 

Granville : 40-00 

Albemarle 38.71 

Forsythe 38 04 

Tabernacle 30.65 

Pleasant Grove 30.00 

Littleton 27.00 

Flat R'C'k 25.02 

Randlean 23.00 

Welch 22.00 

Kernersville 21. 1 1 



21. Mocksville 



9.S2 
9.35 
8.09 

7.5*} 



22. Tabernacle 

23. Flat Rock 

24. Lincolnton 

25. Fountain Place 7.22 

26. Pleasant Grove 7.00 

27. Why Not I 6-15 

28. Bess Chapel 5.22. 

29. Cleveland 4.77 

30. Pageland 4.30 

31. Richland 4.00 

32. Guilford 2.58 

33. Union Grove 2.00 

At this time 49 charges have been heard 

from on one or the other of the budgets. In 
some instances the amounts are not large but 
it all shows a spirit to help and to do what 
we 



but if 
are 



can. I know this is a hard year, 
\ we as individuals have a hard year we 
I not going to let our church have any harder 
i year than we can help. We will take up the 
I cross and bear it cheerfully for Him. Dear 
j fellow workers, this is a cross and to many 
I a. heavy one, but will we falter and fail or 
will we take it up and bear it to victory? We 
love the old songs about bearing the cross; 
let this be a testing time for us and test our- 
selves as to just how gladly we bear the 
cross for Him. 

According to last Conference we have 90 
charges. So we have 51 yet to hear from. 
We are expecting to hear f r m every one of 
these within the next two weeks. 

Some splendid gains were made this week. 
On the College Assessment Albemarle went 
from third to second and West Forsythe en- 



METHODIST PEOTESTANT HERALD 



February 19, 1926. 



■aaassugBfafii 



Vrfi'Mlnrrr n-vr a 



tered at five. On the A. C. B. Asheboro went 
from thirteen to four. Good wirk, Asheboro. 
Siler City made a gain equal to three points, 
but because of other gains and new entries 
seems only to have gained one point. That 
was a good gain with s't much competition. 
Albemarle gained over Forsythe but because 
of other gains still stands 10. Tabernacle 
made a good gain, going- from 22 to 12. Ran- 
dleman entered at 16, Union Grove at 25 and 
West Forsythe at 216'. Saxapahaw jumped 
from 29 tt 23 which because of other entries 
is esual to a jump of ten points, while Rock- 
ingham held her own which is equai this 
time to making a gain of sis points. Fine for 
these; there is a great deal of gain in hold- 
ing the fort for Jesus, our Captain. On the 
G. C. B. Albemarle went from 13 to 8, Ran- 
dleman from 26 to 13, Anderson entered at 
20 and Union Grove at 33. This is fine work 
and as we get away from the handicap of 
the summer Ave are going forward rapidly. 
Every one who can help just now is doing 
double duty, for "He helps twice who helps 
first." Ministers and laymen, I am appeal- 
ing to you on every charge, do your utmost 
to get all the Annual Conference assessment 
and all the colege assessment during Febru- 
ary. This you will pay sometime this year, 
then why not get it off early in the year? 
You will be able to do more for the Kingdom 
if you get this off at this time. For as one 
brother said to me last year, "I can do more 
now to help out because I paid all my assess- 
ment early." That is the spirit that makes 
your church and your charge a "100 per cent, 
for the Kingdom" charge or church. God 
bless you all as you work for Him. 

A. C. Dixon. 



SPECIAL NOTICE. 

Pastors would render a valuable service to 
the church, and to all the Boards and greatly 
relieve the anxiety of the writer if they would 
secure as much of their church's budget as 
possible this month, and send promptly to 
their conference treasurer. 

The most urgent need weighs upon us, and 
you alone can render relief. 

Please read my article in this paper entitled 
"Face the Facts." 

Very sincerely yours, Fred C. Klein. 

EECEIPTS FOR COLLEGE. 

Amount previously reported $161,937.0 1 

Professor James E. Holmes 40.00 

Miss Vista Dixon 20 - D0 

Mrs. William H. Neese 5.00 

L. W. Hutchens 1M 

$162/003.07 
Endowment Insurance Fund. 

Amount previously reported $3,836.86 

H. A. Garrett 50 - no 

Total $3,886.86 

J. Norman Wills, Treas. of Building Fund. 

The whole relation of diseipleship is a re- 
lation of liberty. No one goes to his duty be- 
cause he must, but only because his heart is 
in it. His inclinations are that way, for his 
heart is in the Master's love and he follows 
gladly.— Horace Bushnell. 



PRAYER, 

God's ships of treasure sail upon the sea 
Of boundless love, of mercy infinite, 
To change their course, retard their onward 
way, 
Nor wind nor wave hath might, 
Prayer is the tide for which the vessels wait 
Ere they can come to port, And if it be 
The tide is low, how then canst thou expect 
The treasure ship to see? 

—Selected. 



THE CATBIRD THAT ATE THE CAMP- 
ERS' BUTTER, 

Catbirds, as you may know, have ways of 
their own. They are delightful neighbors. The 
Grossest man in the world must feel a little 
cheerful when he hears catbirds sing. Their 
songs are rollicking and merry because their 
hearts are full of joy. 

It is true that they do say, "Me-ow, 
me-ow, " like the most disagreeble cat that 
over walked the jungle, and that is how their 
family came byt the name of catbird. But did 
you ever stop to think why the first catbird 
may have happened to say ' ' Me-ow, meow ? ' ' 

It has always seemed to me this way : 

Catbird fathers must wish their children 
to be brave little birds, even while they are 
babies at home in the nest. Now it may be 
that away back in the beginning a nestful 
of catbird babies were afraid of a soft- 
walking, high-stepping', four-legged 'bobbed- 
tailed striped old tiger cat, Perhaps they peep- 
ed over' the edge of the nest and saw him 
creeping along, creeping along, under their 
home bush. It may be too that thosse long-ago 
nestlings heard one of the first cats in the 
world say ' ' Me-ow, me-ow. ' ' 

Don't you suppose the catbird father felt 
^.orry when he saw his babies so frightened 
that they didn't dare open their mouths for 
-he worms that their mother brought for their 
breakfast"? Of course he did; maybe too he 
felt cross about it. 

But he must have thought that the best 
thing to do was to make the babies laugh. So 
perhaps he made fun of that soft-walking, 
high-stepping, four-legged, bob-tailed, striped 
old tiger cat. It may be that then and there 
he said "Me-ow, me-ow," exactly like the old 
eat that walked the jungle ; maybe the catbird 
father was surprised to find how perfectly he 
could say "Me-ow." 

Perhaps the children laughed, and perhaps 
:hey didn 't ; but father catbird must have had 
a good time saying "Me-ow, me-ow." He 
must have thought it was jolly fun, because, 
as we all know, father catbirds have been 
saying "Me-ow, me-ow," for hundreds and 
hundreds of years. Perhaps they are doing 
it now for fun and to make the children laugh. 

Anyway, catbirds are never really cross and 
disagreeable. The truth is, they are as full of 
fun as school-boys. 

Now the catbird that helped herself to the 
tampers' butter lived in North Dakota. The 
wild mother catbird, with much advice from 
wild father catbird, built her nest in a thick- 
et beside a beautiful spot where there were a 
few trees. She laid her eggs and hatched her 
little ones. Father catbird rose at dawn ev- 



ery morning and sang in the choir. 

Then one fine day a family came to camp 
in the beautiful spot near the catbirds' nest. 
Mrs. Catbird immediately fell in love with 
the camp mother, and no wonder! Father 
Catbird liked her too; he liked her so well 
that he never once said "Me-ow, me-ow," at 
her, not even to make her laugh. 

As soon as the camp mother was settle^. »he 
called upon Mrs. Catbird, and Mrs. Catbird 
invited her to see the baby catbirds. The little 
ones looked pretty and behaved well; they 
were wearing rompers made of soft down just 
then, and when the camp mother spoke to 
them they lifted their heads and said, "Peep, 
peep, peep," most politely 

The next day Mrs. Catbird returned the 
camp mother's call. She hopped on the break- 
fast table and helped herself to butter. She 
took a whole seoopful. Then home she carried 
good butter to her babies. Seoopful after 
seoopful of butter the catbird took home to 
her family. She did the same thing at dinner 
Lime, and again at supper time. 

Meanwhile Father Catbird sat in the thick- 
et and sang rollicking songs. 

Next day the same thing happeued again, 
and the next day and the next. Every one 
was happy about it except the camp mother. 
Mrs. Catbird was pleased to get such a dainty 
for her children; the babies grew and grew 
and grew, and Father Catbird sang thank- 
fulness-for-butter songs from dawn until 
sunset. . But the camp mother didn 't like to 
have even the prettiest catbird in the world 
dipping into her butter. 

She tried to keep the bittter covered. Mrs. 
Catbird watched, and the minute the cover 
was lifted she came to get a seoopful for her 
babies. It made no difference if guests were 
invited to dine at the camp; Mrs. Catbird 
flew to the table just the same and helped 
herself to butter. 

The guests had the fun of sitting at the 
fable and seeing the mother catbird feed the 
butter to her babies, but the camp mother 
never could get used to having a catbird dip 
into her butter. She was so kind and polite, 
however, that she never said a word to hart 
Mrs. Catbird's feelings. 

It wasn't long before the butter-fed baby 
catbirds had all their feathers and learned to 

fly- 
Now this is a true story, and the camp 
mother was glad when Mrs. Catbird stopped 
spoiling the butter, but she was sorry when 
Mrs. Catbird and her babies had flown away 
and Father Catbird no longer sang rollicking 
sons in the thicket,— F. M. Fox, in Youth's 
Companion. 



--Conductors and trainmen on all the rail- 
roads of the United States are asking the 
officials of the roads for an increase in wag- 
es. Officials of the railroads say that such an 
increase would force some of the weaker rail- 
roads into bankruptcy, unless railroad rates 
should be increased to provide for the wage 

advance. 

_T ue 44- States that have a tax on gasolm^ 
collected a total of 150 million dollars from 
that source in 1925. It is estimated that the 



February 10, 1026. 

— — I I'mrnin i i ■■itt»m nn, ■„.n 1 

total for 1926 will be more than 200 million. 
The four States that do not have a gasoline 
tnx are: New York, Illinois, Massachusetts 
and New Jersey. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



WHEN SHE WENT SHOPPING. 

"Have a good time, dear, and remember 
to tell us all about everything;" then Mrs. 
Parker's motherly voice was lowered — "here 
is some money for something you especially 
want." 

An envelope was pressed into Katherine 's 
gloved hand, and with a last, quick kiss she 
climbed into the car by her father's side, and 
"started for Fairyland," as she exultantly 
told her self. 

The long thought of, long discussed visit 
was a reality, the visit to Aunt Harriet, who 
had a lively interest in the family and kept 
in pleasant touch with Katherine and her two 
younger sisters. 

The envelope her mother had given her had 
been thrust hastily into her bag for safekeep- 
ing, and now on the train, twenty minutes 
later, with astonished eyes she examined the 
roll of bills. Thirty dollars in all ! Oh, mother 
shouldn't have done it; she shouldn't. Mother, 
who had so little to spend. Thirty dollars ! 
It seemed an immense sum. Why shouldn't 
flushed fifteen feel that the age of miracles 
was not yet passed! No milllionaire, riding 
off in his private ear, ever felt richer than 
did Katherine that late spring day. Turning 
toward the window so she should not be ob- 
served, she securely pinned the precious tok- 
en inside her blouse. 

A moment after, when she leaned over to 
pick up the book she had brought along- to 
read, the crackling of the envelope made mus- 
ic in her ears, and, at last, putting aside the 
cheerful story, she gave herself up to the 
joys of planning. Long, oh, very long, she 
had wished for a simple little silk 'frock, soft 
brown in tone, with a dainty lace collar and 
cuffs trimming it, and now, now, all her 
dreams were, to come true. How lovely to ap- 
pear at the class supper, thus arrayed, to 
come to the junior society at church, or to 
wear it at one of the concerts at the town 
hall! She could easily chanee it a little by 
adding ribbons or beads. She could almost 
hear someone saying, "Katherine Parker has 
very good taste in clothes. I never saw her 
looking better than she does tonight." 

Oh, in the city, toward which she was fast 
traveling, there must be many, many shops, 
and in one of them waiting for her was sure- 
ly a brown frock, a frock with creamy lace 
collar and cuffs. Already she felt as if it were 
hers. She hardly glanced out of the window at 
the swiftly flying landscape, which was new. 
An hour before familiar sceues had been pass- 
ed unnoticed, so engrossed was she in her 
proposed shopping. Aunt Harriet would be a 
famous guide and advisor, her own clothes 
leinl always 1 perfectly chosen. 

And then Katherine looked up as they were ' 
drawing into an evidently larae town, whose; 
buildings loomed dark and forbidding on eith- ] 
er side of the. tracks. As they drew slowly out i 
of the station,' she spied on the platform a j 
girl, looking not unlike herself, and oh, the ^ 
fascinating sport coat she was wearing! A ' 



Jplaid, mixture, whose comfortable looking', 
muffly collar gave the finishing touch. Why, 
she might g'et a coat instead of a dress. A 
coat could be so useful. So ran her thoughts 
almost as fast as the train, and then as the 
darkness fell she began to collect her small 
belongings, for at seven she was due to ar- 
rive at Bellhurg, where lived Aunt Harriet. 

It was that lady herself, smiling a welcome, 
both hands outstretched to the young travel- 
ler, who met her as she stepped off the train, 
and Aunt Harriet who drove her home in her 
own luxurious car. 

Thus began Katherine 's visit, and what a 
happy one it was ! Certainly the sun never 
shone brighter, the flowers all seemed to burst 
into bloom at once, and the house that was 
to be her home for ten blissful days, was a 
constant joy to beauty-loving Katherine. Jol- 
ly young people were asked in to meet her. 
sensible, friendly young' and out of door 
sports, and each day people, fond of whole- 
some pleasure that dawned brought its own 
especial interests. It was after a musicale at 
the Woman's Club one evening that Katherine 
rather shyly introduced the subject of shop- 
ping. Thus far they had not explored any of 
the stores, and now the young visitor con- 
fessed that she had an important purchase to 
make. 

"You see, I feel very responsible," and 
Katherine 's round cheeks flushed. "I've nev- 
er had so much money to spend at one time. 
Perhaps thirty dollars doesn't sound very 
much to you, Aunt Harriet, but it does seem 
a. good deal to me. ' ' 

And I'm glad to say that Aunt Harriet did 
not even smile, only replying in her' kind, un- 
derstanding way: "I think it is quite an. 
amount to expend wisely, and whenever you 
are ready, dear child we'll have a shopping 
trip. Just what do you want to get?" 

"Well, here's the trouble," and Katherine 
sank down at the other end of the couch on 
which the older woman was sitting. "You'll 
think I'm foolish maybe, but I can't really 
make up my mind what to buy. One time I 
feel that a dress, a sort of brown-y one, is 
my very biggest need, and again I think a 
coat would be wonderful. Today," with half- 
ashamed little laugh, "today, Aunt Harriet I 
almost decided on two blouses." 

"Well, I should say that the best way was 
to visit some shops and see if what you see 
there will not help you to make up your 
mind," and Katherine was suite ready to 
agree with her. But two days later as the.' 
walked into one of the largest department 
stores, Katherine announced and her tone was 
firm "I'm looking for the brown dress, Aunt 
Harriet. Where are they found?" 

"I feel that you are wise to decide on a 
dress. Here, we take this elevator. Fourth 
floor, please," and holding her bag and its 
precious contents very, very tightly, and with 
a fast beating heart, the thrilled young sb.op-.jl 
per followed her guide. 

Bewildering the display, varied the colors, 
brought out dress after dress. With suddenh 
acquired dignity Katherine composedly sur- 
veyed the array. 

"I believe that I want that one," she said * 
her finger on the soft folds of a silky gar 



ii iai ii f a n a i fc^a i ^ WUtMKUt^ttu^um 



ment, "yet I do like the other one, too. Will 
you please leave them there while I think a 
few moments? You might wait on another 
customer. ' ' 

Interestedly, Aunt Harriet watched the girl. 
She had a look of her mother just now, the 
Katherine she had known and loved in school 
days. Just such a little puzzled pucker be- 
tween the brows and a pursing of the full 
lower lip, and then as they stood, each lost 
in reverie, an absorbed pair came toward them. 

Evidently a girl and her mother, and the 
girl's voice rose above the hum of the store: 

"I am so glad that you are at last going 
to have a blue silk, mother, one of those sweet, 
dark blue ones. You never do think enough 
about your own needs, always of ours, and 
what we ought to have." 

Now they were very near the unnoted shop- 
pers, and the girlish voice was low and caress- 
ing. "You will look just dear in your new 
finery, mother, and how proud father and I 
will be." 

"Oh, do you think so?" The older voice 
was tremulous with pleasure, and then the 
two passed out of sight. 

As if fascinated, Katherine had watched 
the mother, and daughter, her eyes wide, eag- 
erness growing on every feature. Then her 
face sobered, and she gave a quick glance at 
the two brown dresses on the counter before 
her. 

Suddenly, as if no longer in doubt, she 
started across the store to another depart- 
ment, and her voice was clear as she enquired 
of the woman who stepped forward : ' I . want 
to see some dark blue dresses, navy blue. Yes, 
those are pretty, but I'm sure I need a larger 
size. No, it's not for myself," with a smilo. 
"I'm shopping for my mother." 

Surprised, silent, Aunt Harriet, who had 
folio-wed Katherine, -/ood unregarding be- 
hind the young girl. No indecision now, pick- 
ing out a daintv blue, well-made dress, she 
inquired the price. 

"Thirty today, Miss," was the answer. 
"This is a special sale, and you are fortunate 
to have happened, on it." 

Out came the rather worn envelope, and 
with a little satisfied smile in which there 
was no hint of regret, the roll of bills was 
laid on the counter, the needful address given, 
and then a radiant Katherine turned to find 
her hostess, who, at a nearby counter, was 
looking over her shopping list. 

" I '11 'f ess right away, ' ' and the young vis- 
itor patted the -bag that had long held the 
treasured roll of bills, "for, after all, I 
changed my mind again, and bought a dress 
p or mother. A strange girl was passing and 
her words made me decide at once. Aunt Har- 
riet, I'd been thinking of myself all the time, 
and what a stranger said brought me to my. 
senses. Why, I didn't really need any dress; 
I just wanted it. And, oh, mother, she 's nev- 
er selfish, always remembering others. Self- 
'orgetting just expresses my mothr. No dress, 
however beautiful, could make me half as 
happy as I feel now, when I've bought a sur- 
prise one for mother. ' ' 

"I understand," and Aunt Harriet's keen 
eyes misted as she looked up at the tall girl 
(Begun on page 5.) 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 19, 1920. 



AN ARGUMENT FOR COMBINING DE- 
NOMINATIONS. 

Editor Methodist Protestant Herald: 

A minister of the Christian denomination, 
speaking- in Greensboro recently, according to t 
a report in the Daily News, suggested that 
the siiniiiari y between the Christian, Congre- 
gation! 1, Disciples, Free Will Baptist and 
Methodist Protestant denominations is so 
marked that these denominations can and 
should unite for the purpose of greater effici- 
ency in work and economy in operating expens- 
es. What follows refers to the effect of such 
union in North Carolina. 

If these denominations all united into one 
denomination, the membership of the united 
denomination in North Carolina would be 
97,700, and, instead of five small, more or 
less struggling denominations there would be 
one, financially and numerically strong. 

The greatest obstacles in the way of denom- 
inational union seem to be a measure of pride, 
some degree of selfishness, the fear on the 
part of some that in a merger they would 
lose position, and a general failure to recog- 
nize the fact (hat denominational divisions 
are actually retarding the work of the church. 

Suppose the above suggested union should 
be effected, what would be the result? Instead 
of five state organizations with five overheads, 
there would be only one — a great saving in 
operating expenses. Instead of two, three or 
even four small local churches with the same 
number of administrative organizations, there 
would be one, effecting a great saving in ex- 
penditure and increased efficiency in organiza- 
tion. This would go far towards solving the 
problem of scarcity of ministers, would do 
away with a great deal of overlapping and 
competition, and would divert into channels 
for which money is needed much money now 
used in perpetuating denominations. 

I believe, and some may consider this drastic, 
'that the greatest obstaele in the way of the 
church is its denominational divisions, and 
that the end for which the church is striving 
will not be realized until Christian people can 
ignore personal or group clitterences ot opinion 

and bring into their church thinking the same 
sound, co-operative thinking and action that 
they put into their secular organizations. One 
•ciiureh organization not only could, but would, 
meet all needs if the church would adopt as 
its only creed the two commandments which 
Christ said were the greatest — Love God with 
all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. 

Think what it would mean in Greensboro if, 
instead of four financially handicapped and 
numerically small denominational churches 
with four sets of overhead we had one numeri- 
cally and financially strong church, operated 
at not exceeding half the expense of the four, 
with a large, well-organized army of workers 
•to carry on efficiently the work the four are 
now trying to do under their present handi- 
cap. 

You who are strong for foreign missions, 
do you realize how much money you would 
have for this branch of the work? You who 
realize a lack of funds for carrying on all 
the church's activities, do you realize that 
you would have a great deal more money 
these activities? Do you realize that the de 



EASTER SERVICE. 

We have sent sample copies of the Easter 
Services to the pastors and Sunday school sup- 
erintendents of all our annual conferences, as 
far as we have their names and addresses. If 
any have not received them please' write us 
at once. In a few cases they have been return- 
ed to us marked wrong address. Where there 
are so many widely scattered it is almost im- 
possible to have them all correct. In some cases 
pastors and superintendents have changed, of 
which we have no notice. We have also ad- 
dressed a letter to each of our Annual Con- 
ference Presidents, respectfully requesting 
their cooperation in having the service used 
in all of the churches and Sunday schools. 

It will interest the members of our churches, 
particularly the young, in our mission work. 
The offering taken will help in payment of 
the General Conference Budget and at the 
same time greatly aid the Board of Home 
Missions with its financial problems. 

I earnestly appeal to our Annual Confer- 
ence Presidents, and through them, to the en- 
tire denomination to rally to our assistance in 
making the coming Easter Service a great 
uccess. J- M. Sheridan, Sec'y. 



nominational system is wasteful ? That non- helping us to do better and greater things.^ 
Christian people in foreign countries are ask- j. Dear friends, keep listening this way, for we 
ing, Why so many divisions of the Christian , hope to have more good news for you in the,' 
church if all serve the same God and work \ near future. E. G. Lowdermilk. i 

for the same end ? ] P- S. Remember all reports are now made 

Do you say, this is ideal but not practical? j on Friday morning. 

Some say this of the teachings of Jesus. j 

If the' amalgamation of a large number of; .FACING THE FACTS. 

small manufacturing plants under one central; Surely no one imagined when our church 
management results in greater and better pro- j sent out its first missionary to Japan, in 1880, 
duction and larger dividends for the stock- J that we were thereby discharging our obli- 
holders, would not the same principle applied I gations to the heathen world, but all must 
to the church work equally well? Do we give j have recognized that we had at last started 
the same keen, inteligent thinking to our ' an enterprise which was destined to grow, 
church work that we give to our business? The work of that lone woman could in no 

These are matters which are crying aloud ; sense represent the service God requires our 
for the attention of thoughtful men and worn- church to render towards the spiritual con- 
en, E. S. Wills. quest of the world. • 

The entire church must have understood 
that ministers and other workers would have 
to be sent to establish churches and schools, 
to train students to be ministers, Bible wom- 
en, teachers, -etc, and that land and buildings 
would be required, and that natural growth 
of the work, for which the churches in Ameri- 
ca prayed and gave their money, would re- 
sult. In no other way could Christ's Kingdom 
be extended over the earth. 

To meet the calls for additional workers, 
and the increase of expenses, and to have di- 
rect oversight and management of all the work 
abroad, the Board and the Society — now merg- 
ed for administrative purposes as the Union 
Board — were created. 

As the sole source of both workers and 
money, the churches at home stood in great 
need of information, and to dispense it, to 
awaken interest, arouse a missionary spirit, 
and secure support the two organizations men- 
tioned adopted suitable plans. 

After forty-five years what is the situation? 
There is a Mission Conference in Japan, China 
and India, 25 American missionaries are now 
on the field, and 23 native ministers, 49 pas- 
tors and evangelists and 12 Bible women, 
and in round numbers 4000 church members, 
as many or more Sunday school scholars, 
several Girls' schools, and also Boys' schools, 
including Nagoya College with over 1100 stud- 
ents, IS theological students, medical work, 
etc, etc. 

For the number of workers and the amount 
of money spent, no other denomination can 
show better or larger results in those lands, 
nor a more eeonomiccal administration. 

Here at home we challenge any similar 
hoard in America to show less expense in ad- 
ministering such a work. We have tried no ex- 
periments and have adopted no extravagant 
policy or plans, 'but used such methods as 
all denominations employ, and the growth has 
been natural. 

But great as has been the progress of the 

work in our three Missions, and despite the 

of administration at home 



:! 



CHILDREN'S HOME 

A. F. Livengood, High Point, $5; Welch 
Memorial, .High Point, $13.62; Friendship 
Station, Plyer, $3.75; Pike Circuit, Blue 
Ridge Texas', $3.75; Bethel, Flat Rock, $3.11; 
State Street Church, Lexington, $4.08; Sapl- 
ing Ridge, Alamance, $3.51; Pleasant Grove 
Station, $11.35; Sta'.lings, Mecklenburg, $1.- 
23; Rehoboth Granville, $6. 

Sunday Schools : 

Grace, White gift, Baltimore, Md., $1; Gra- 
ham, $5.73; Bethel, Randolph, $1.55; West 
Lexington, $5.25; Spencer, new S. S. first con- 
tribution, $1.85 ; Friendship, N. Davidson, $2: 
Friendship, Mt. Herman, $2.33; Bethel, Mocks- 
ville, $2.70; Glen Raven, Burlington, $4.0o; 
Reidsville, $5.88; Mt, Carniel, Forsyth, $2.50; 
West End, Greensboro, $7.43. 

Other Gifts; 

Mrs. Gilbert Amick, Burlington, books for 
boy's library; Miss Mary Dosier, Henderson, 
two pair slippers and a dress; last but not 
least, a $2,5'00 printing outfit donated by Mr. 
kC. F. Finch, Thomasville. 
forf Thank you very much Brother Finch, and 
all others 'whd are through their contributions 



strictest economy 



t!--T 
g.v, 
to 
r 

lirr.1 

*hf ■■ 

chu 



being no expense for office rent or steno 
,'er, and earnest as have been the effort? 
enlist the entire church, the work has 

been sufficiently manned, buildings have 
; urgently needed, and insufficient income 

! Empered operations. 
' ' ; fiscal year is no exception, for the 
c h is not responding sufficiently, foi 



February 19, 1026. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



7 



;lie Budget receipts have boon altogether too 
una II for the Union Board's monthly expens- 
h, especially at this time of year, as hereto- 
:ore. 

For the information of pastors and mem- 
bers, three of our very foremost annual con-! 
'erences sent to general church treasurer last 
aoritfr, January, to apply on our Board's 
lereentage one less than $10.) another less 
Ban $20., another less than $40., and the. 
trongest one of all sent in $692. as Children 's 
)ay offering, and that more was raised last 
ummer. 

It is utterly impossible for the Union Board 
o meet its monthly obligations under such 
auditions, and the overdraft at the bank is 

serious embarrassment, for the Board has 
.o collateral to put up for an outside loan 
nd our general treasurer's borrowing limit 
as been reached. 

The remendy is for the churches to pay 
lieir budget of which the Board receives its 
lloted percentage, and we most earnestly 
ppeal to pastors to do their utmost to send 
3 their conference treasurer this month as 
inch of the budget on their charge as pos- 
lle. 

We have come to a critical stage, and re- 
ef must be afforded, and we can only turn 
J you and 3^0111* members, so do not fail us. 
3r all the other Boards are also vitally con- 
3rned. Fred C. Klein. 



that request conflicted with His sovereign I "DEPART YE." 

purpose. Sin brings separation from God. The word 

"There is, however," he pointed out, "a! ''depart," uttered to the workers of iniquity, 
law of prayer, and it is suggested that the'' 8 n °t an arbitrary one. It voices a law of 
statement of Christ, 'Ask and ye shall re- God that runs through all his moral realm.. 
ceive,' means that we must ask "according Think it not strange, if man is driven from 
to His will;' that is, if we pray according 1 God and goodness who yields himself to sin. 
to the will of God, we then will receive an ; B >' a changeless law of moral repulsion, lie 
answer. But we may well say, if we pray I is pushed away. Is it hopeless? Yes, as long 
according to the will of God, why do we need ' as his back is turned toward God. But let 
to pray at all? If it is God's will that things him "come to himself," let him feel his sin 
shall come to pass, why do we need to con- ' and degradation, let him long for home, for 
cern ourselves about the result, or to pray j f orgiveness, for his Father's face, and the 
for it to come to pass f I think there is a ; la w of changeless love takes hold of him. The 
much deeper significance in the principle in- > law of divine attraction draws him then to 
volved. It is clear that throughout all times. G ocl an d goodness. 



TREASURERS! PASTORS! NOTICE! 

Please remember that the offerings tak- 
en at Christmas when the program pub- 
lished by the Budget Council is used are 
not to be credited to any special board, 
but to the General Conference Budget. 
In spite of the fact that this informal; ion 
has been given wide publicity, many pas- 
tors and conference treasurers continue 
!o send the Christmas offering to head- 
quarters designating it for one of the 
boards. This error defeats the purpose 
of the Budget Council in trying to encour- 
age a larger support of i(he full progTam 
of the' denomination as comprehended in 
the General Conference Budget. The 

•Christmas offerings are for the General . 
Conference Budget and are not ' o be des- 
ignated for any other cause or board. 

The Budget Council. 
(T. H. Lewis, Chairman, F. W. Stephen- 
son, Secretary, F. C. Klein, E. A. Sex- 
miith, J. M. Sheridan.) 



from the very dawn of creation, the laws 
which bring about radio communication were 
established, and if there had been creatures 
knowing enough to bring together the neces- 
sary material and to properly operate that 
material, there would at any time through 
all the centuries have been the same result 
as there is upon which our radio communi- 
cation is based today. We may, therefore, say 
that it was always according to the will of 
God that men should be able to transmit in- 
telligency through space. The thing necessary 
was to ascertain the plan or method of trans 



Man-like is it to fall into sin, 
Fiend-like is it to dwell therein, 
Christ-like is it for sin to grieve, 
God-like is it all sin to leave. 



—Ex. 



UNSOUGHT HAPPINESS. 



Try to breathe in the fragrance of the 
blossoming grape, or to smell it as the saying 
goes, and it is next to impossible to detect 
the delicate perfume. So it is with the trail- 
ing arbutus; its faint, elusive odor escapes 
the vigorous and determined effort to enjoy 
mitting the voice, and, having done so, to i ^. But in another moment perhaps, the sense 
follow that plan." lis taken unaware, and perceives the exquis- 

One of the fundamental requisites of pray- ! i te fragrance that makes one say 'O-o-o!" 
er, he pointed out, is that we shall ask for j w i*h that long breath of satisfaction that ean- 
the help, for the light, for the prosperity, j n °t be mistaken. 

for the health, for the preservation which we! Thus it is with happiness many and many 
crave. It may be said, as Christ said, "Your a time. It eludes the too eager and premedi- 
Heavenly Father knoweth that you have need tated search. The very pursuit seems to pre- 



SECRETARY WILBUR ON PRAYER. 

In a recent address, Curtis D. Wilbur, Sec- 
tary of the Navy, disclosed a familiarity 
ith the subject of prayer that should prove 
3lpful to many. He said: "It is clear that 
rery prayer cannot be answered by grant- 
ig- it, not only because different people would. 
ray fur exactly the opposite things to hap-" 
3n at the same time, but also because if a 
ere petition were sufficient to bring about 

result asked for, i God . would virtually be 
Elding His. sovereignty and jurisdiction to 
ly and every one who happens to be inter- 
fed enough to submit a petition, even if 1 



of these things." Some one who is rather 
skeptical may say: "If God knows that we 
need these things and loves us, why meed we 
ask Him?" The question is a mere attempt 
to substitute our way for God's way. We 
must learn the law of prayer if we are to 
pray successfully, and the first and most clear 
requisite of prayer is that there shall be pray- 
er; there is a relation between the asking and 
the receiving. 

"Prayer," he held to be "the greatest 
problem of life, for in it is hidden the rela- 
tionship between man and his Maker — the 
co-operation of the created thing with the 
Creator — in the working* out of the compli- 
cated problems in the life of' the individual 
and his relationship to other human beings. 
Christ said that we should pray without ceas- 
ing. It is clear, then, that our attitude, our 
lives should be one of prayer. We should live 
a prayer; and to live a. prayer, one must seek 
to have his life and his purpose acceptable 
to God."— Selected. 

The best part of any sermon is the degree 
to- which you live it. 

Aim high, and be content to work faithful- 
ly, though the task be' slowly. 



vent the realization. But sometimes when 
one goes upon a sterner errand with no 
thought of finding pleasure, but simply of do- 
ing duty, suddenly the unsought joy may meet 
him on. the way, with a breath as sweet as 
the strange delicious odor of the unobtrusive 
bloom upon the vine, or of the shy Mayflower 
that trails along the sheltered places in the 
spring. — Selected. 



— A new I T . S. postage stamp is to be plac- 
011 sale Feb. 13. It is for air mail arid is 
lO-co'.rt denomination. Its color is blue. 



with 



airplane on each side. 



— In New York State alone last, year 2,120," 
persons were killed and nearly 55,000 persons^ 
were injured in automobile accidents. 



— Captain George Fried and the members 
of the crew of the United States liner Pres- 
ident Roosevelt are the heroes of one of the 
most thrilling rescues ever made at sea. Last 
week they saved the members of the crew of 
the British freighter Antinoe — twenty-five in 
all — after battling against terrific storms in 
mid-Atlantic more than four days. 

— Two Civil War veterans — one a Union 
man and the other a Confederate — were high- 
ly honored recently, on their birthdays, by 
the national House of Representatives. The 
Confederate veteran is Representative Charl- 
es Manfy Stedman, of North Carolina. He is 
the only Confederate veteran serving in Con- 
gress. He was So on Jan. 29. 

The Union veteran is Major General! J. 
Warren Kelfer, of Springfield, Ohio. He was 
90 years old on Jan. 30. On that da^e the 
House paid tribute to him as its fornjer 
Speaker, and Speaker Longworth was direct- 
ed to send him a message of congratulation. 
General Keifer was Speaker of the House 
for one term (1S81-1883). 



9 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 19, li 



YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
schools, Christian EndeavoT Societies, ant 
other organizations among our young pee 
pie. : A11 articles, items of interest, etc., for 
publication on this page should be addressed 
to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St., 
Greensboro, N. C. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. 




Rev. Roy Irwin Farmer, President of the 
Ohio Methodist Protestant Young People's 
Union, Steubenville, Ohio, who will be with 
us in the Young People's Conference, to be 
held at Higli Point College, July 19-26, and 
who will teach a course in "Vocational Guid- 
ance" and will conduct the Life Work Decis- 
ion Service. 



Yo^ng People's Conference. 

The Board of Young People's Work is 
working out a program for a young people's 
conference far in advance of any we have 
ever had. The dates this year are Monday 
night through Monday noon, July 19th to 
26th. The delegates and ministers will be en- 
tertained in the college dormitories and will 
hold their night sessions together, with an in- 
spirational message from some outstanding- 
worker. 

The conference in session /*ist November 
requested that, so far as might be possible, 
all churches try to keep these dates clear of 
revival meeting's and other engagements so 
that their young people might feel free to 
attend. Also it is urged that all pastors be 
released from active duties during' this week 
so that they might attend. WHY NOT plan 
to send your pastor and pay all his expenses? 
It would be a good investment for he would 
come back inspired for a greater work in the 
Sunday school and Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety and with a greater understanding of the 
problems of young people 's work. 

Among the speakers and workers who have 
accepted places on the program are: Rev. E. 
A. Sexsmith, D. D., Executive Secretary of 
our denominational Board of Young People's 
Work: Rev. R. I. Farmer, president of the 
Ohio Conference Union ; Dr. Thompson, of 
Drew Theological Seminary; Dr. A. G. Dixon, 
president of the North Carolina Conference: 
Mrs. A. G. Dixon, president of the denomina- 
tional Woman's Home Missionary Society: 
Rev. N. M. Harrison, Jr., former president o p 
our Conference Young Peon's 's Board and 
now pastor of a church in Chicago; Rev. D. 
L. Fouts, associate pastor a^d director of re- 
ligious educajion in Cor^unity 'Church, 
Thomasville; Rev. R. C. Stnbbinsj pastor of 



| Enfield Charge; and Rev. Hewitt Cunningham 
I field secretary of the All-South Christian 
Endeavor Extension Committee. 

We have also invited the following and ex- 
pect them t/ be with us: Dr. C. E. Forlines. 
of Westminster Theological Seminary; Dr. 
E. D. Branson, of University of North Caro- 
lina ; and Dr. E. D. Stone, of Baltimore, Md. 

BEGIN PLANNING NOW to attend this 
conference. You will always look back upon 
it as a time when you walked closer to Christ 
than ever before and as a time when you had 
an enlarged vision of the possibilities of your 
life in Christian service. 

A Wonderful Response! 

Last year we asked the friends of our peo- 
ple over the state to help us pay the expenses 
of the conference by registering at a nominal 
fee of only 50 cents. A campaign was put on 
throughout the conference, asking everybody 
who was interested in our youth to register 
whether they could attend or not. Our goal 
was set. at 1500 registrations. We didn't reg- 
ister 1500 folks— BUT ACTUALLY 1/94! 
That was a wonderful response. The fact that 
1794 folks in North Carolina are interested 
in the youth of our church means that we 
are surely g'oing forward. 

Again This Year? 
We are asking again this year that all who 
are interested in training the leadership of 
our church for tomorrow register to help us 
take care of the expenses of the conference 
which includes advertising, postage, expenses 
of speakers and faculty members, material 
for class room work, etc. 

The registration fees are : 50 cents for 
adults and 25 cents for children. 

The following persons have already shown 
their faith in our young people by sending in 
their registration fees : 

1. Rev. J. L. Trollinger, Thomasville. 

2. Mrs. J. L. Trollinaer, Thomasville. 

3. Ruby Trollinger, Thomasville. 

4. J. L. Trollinger, Jr., Thomasville. 

5. Rev. Lawrence Little, Grace. 
6. Mrs. Lawrence Little, Grace. 

7. Mrs. A. G. Dixon, Grace. 

S. Miss Louis Green, Albemarle. 

9. Miss Virgie Lee Harwood, Albemarle. 

10. Rev. A. G. Dixon, Greensboro. 

11. Mrs. H. W. Maier, Chicago. 

12. Rev. Frank W. Stephenson, Pittsburgh. 

13. Rev. Robert Short, Mecklenburg. 

14. Miss Vista Dixon, High Point College. 

15. Rev. R. M. Andrews, D. D., High Point 
College. 

16. Mrs. R. M. Andrews, High Point College. 

17. Miss Mary Young, High Point College. 
IS. Miss Lena Martin, High Point College. 

19. Rev.' E. L. Ballard, West End. 

20. Miss Berthea Isiey, Mt. Hermon. 

21. Miss Ruby Isley, Mt. Hermon. 

22. Rev. N. G. Bethea, Lexington. 

23. Miss Helen Hight, Henderson. 

24. Mrs. O. O. Young, Henderson. 

25. Mrs. A. B. Young, Henderson. 

26. Miss Eleanor Young, HencV son. 

27. Mrs. Silas Powell, Henderson. 

28. T. T. Hicks, Henderson. 

29. Miss Lillian Sho finer, Mt. Pleasant. 

30. Miss Pearl MeCr.lloch, Calvary, 

31. E. L. Douglas, High Point, 



32. Mrs. E. L Douglass, High Point. 

33. Miss Claire Douglass, High Point. 

34. Kent Douglass, High Point. 

35. Mrs. J. E. Pritchard, Asheboro. 

36. Miss Esther Ross, Asheboro. 

37. L. F. Ross, Asheboro. 

38. Elizabeth Ross, Asheboro. 

39. Lucy Clyde Ross, Asheboro. 

40. Annie Gilbert Ross, Asheboro. 

41. J. D. Ross, Asheboro. 

42. Mrs. J. D. Ross, Asheboro. 

43. J. D. Ross, Jr., Asheboro. 

44. J. S. Lewis, Asheboro. 

45. Mrs. J. S. Lewis, Asheboro. 
46. Master J. S. Lewis, Asheboro. 

47. Lacy Lewis, Jr., Asheboro. 

48. Miss Margaret Siler,, Siler City. 

Asheboro Leading. 

Through the fine work of the Asheboro R 
istration chairman, J. D. Ross, Jr., the As! 
boro Church is away out ahead of the otl 
churches in the Conference in registratio 
with a total of 13. "Joe" was at the l| 
Conference and he knows what a good ti 1 
is in store for those who attend. Conseque 
ly, he doesn't mind helping to secure a la] 
registration. ( 

But, watch out, "Joe," somebody else \j 
be ahead next week if you don't watch yc 
step ! 

Register Now. 

Please send in your registration fee at 
earliest moment. Each week we shall list thi 
who have registered the last week and 
want to realize our goal of TWO THOUSA1 
REGISTRRATIONS FOR THE 1926 CO 
PERENCE. Help us realize it! 
Christian Endeavor. 

Topic for Sunday, March 7th : ' ' Persevi 
in What?" (Consecration meeting). Acts 5 
17-24; Heb. 12:1 to 4. 

A Suggested Plan. 

Try the "Telephone Plan" for calling j 
roll this time : Secure the telephone number 
each member of your society in advance 
the meeting. (If they do not have a telepho 
put one in for this meeting by giving et 
person who does not have a phone some nu 
ber as they come into the room. When j 
call the roll for the responses in your cor^ 
oration service, do so by telephone numb 
For instance, at the call of 8576 the pers 
who had that number would rise and take 
part in the service. 

"It never rains but it pours." Some di 
we never see a preacher. But on Wednesd 
Dr. Spahr"" Dr. Brown, Bros. Bates and Tay 
all gave our office a call. They brought th 
wives to Calvary Church for the Mission! 
meeting, and dropped in to say "How do J 
do?" to us. They reported a good attendai 
of ladies and an interesting meeting. 



— There is an epidemic of "flu" or coj 
in Greensboio now. About one hundred $ 
->V— cs of a sewing room are out. Our lii 
r.—2 operator was out two days, making 
e - -emely difficult if not impossible to is! 
-. Herald on schedule time this week. 

■"1 i'o our best. Rev. J. L. Michaux said 
, i -.r that many people, ignorant, of print] 

r - -"sses, imagine that you only have to v 
it, end the paper will Come forth tin time. 1 



February 19, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT PCiLALD 



trust no one of our readers is so ignorant as 
not to know something of the immense 
amount of mechanical work required to issue 
a newspaper or a magazine. 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY DEPARTMENT 
Mrs. J. M. Stone, Editor. 

There has 'been a contest used by one .of 
our wide-awake young people's societies iu 
order to familiarize its members with the 
names of our missionaries, both home and 
foreign workers. We are indeed fortunate in 
being able to get this contest for our depart 
ment, and will suggest that auxiliaries use 
this in some monthly program soon, then 
will the president or secretary keep all papers 
in the contest and write me for the "answers" 
in order to grade their contestants? Those 
who get perfect answers, may I have then- 
names to publish in this department? Later 
on, when many auxiliaries have used the con- 
test, the list of correct answers of the contest 
will be printed also herein. 

Let's give this a try. We will learn more 
about our missionaries, and it will do us good. 
Who will be the first secretary to write you 
have used the contest and wish the list o.' 
answers ? Each question can be answered by 
either the Christian name or the surname o" 
our workers at home and abroad. 
A Missionary Contest. 

1. Garments worn in winter. 

2. First four letters of her name is a small, 
terrifying insect. 

3. A churchman, not a minister. 

4. Her first name makes a delightful sand- 
wich filling. , i 

5. A favorite shaving soap. 

6. A ferocious animal. 

7. A kind of rope and part of a bed. 

S. Where horses and cows are sheltered. 

9. An exclamation and an insect. 

10. Her first name is a precious jewel. 

11. A profession and an offspring. 

12. His first name is a prominent 
character. 

13. Candid. 

14. An advent and nourishing food. 

. 16. A kind of fuel and a kind of automo- 
bile. 

17. A color. 

15. First four letters of name means to 
throw away. 

19. An important member of even' home. 

20. Four letters of last name an abbrevia- 
tion for a state. 

21. Her first name we have before meals. 

22. An instrument for driving nails. 

23. An ingredient for bread and an explo- 
sive. 

24. Last three letters of her name consti- 
tute a group of male persons. 

25. An attic. 

26. An exclamation of surprise to a gen- 
tleman. 

27. Name same as that of one called "A 
chosen vessel of God." 

28. Her name that of an Old Testament 
character. 

29. Change last two letters to make name 
that of a famous Southern song. 



Bibb: 



THERE'S A LOT OF FUN IN LIVINGS 
There's a lot of fun in living, 

And we've found it, you and I, 
In giving and forgiving, 

In passing thorns all by, 
But picking all the roses 

Of friendliness and cheer, 
In getting all the gladness 

While we 're here. 
There's a lot of fun in labor, 

And we've found it, I and you, 
There's a lot of fun in labor, 

And we 've found it, I and you, 
In loving kin and neighbor 

As the day we hurry through ; 
There's fun in making sadness 

And worry disappear. 
In giving people gladness 

While we're here. 

— Christian Guardian. 



ORANGES FROM HEAVEN. 



30. A name which reminds one of the "57"iihow she can get more 



varieties. 



People often exclaim: "Wonders will never 
pease!" And they say what is quite trr" 
How can wonders cease with such a wondc: 
ful God l.'n heaven, with whom nothing' is to 
hard — nothing is impossible? 

Miss Endicott was on board a ship bolin 
■for America. Tossed up and down and ah 
ways at once by the big waves of the Atlan- 
tic, the lady in her berthnearly diedfrom se. 
sickness. She shuddered at the thought o 
food; yet something she must eat to keej 
aiive at all; and after trying various thing;: 
it was discovered that she could take oranges. 
So all the oranges in the shl'p were claimed 
by the kind-hearted stewardess for the benefit 
of this poor lady and day by day she wai 
getting weaker for she could eat very little 

At last, one stormy day, when the vesse 
was pitching and tossing more violently thai 
ever the stewardess came Unto the cabin wit! 
a troubled face. 

"I don't know what we are going to d<~ 
for you now," she said, "for this is the very 
last orange we have left;" and she shower 
her the treasure — more valuable at that mom 
ent than its own weight in gold. 

Miss Endicott 's face, however, c!:d not re- 
flect the cloud on that of her kind friend. 
She took the fruit thankfully. '.'What I have 
to do now," she said, "is to make the mos 
of this. If I have to die, I am not afraid: 
but I know God can send me some more, if 
it is His will." 

"Send 'more oranges in mid-ocean!" 
thought the stewardess, though she would 
not distress the invalid by' uttering her 
thoughts aloud. They were something like 
those of the great man of old when E ! Iisha 
promised that the next day there should b 
abundance of food in Samaria in a time of 
terrible famine. "Behold, if the Lord would 
make windows in heaven, might this thin- 
he?" 

"It is stormy enough," thought the goo- 
woman, as she went on deck; "if it' wouk' 
ral'n oranges the pjor deer might be supplied 
— but hardly otherwise. No, no, I don't se 



She eagerly cast rjhick gluiCes 1 over the 



to . Log billows ' bouglil 

il . soxflerer. 

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hear if — in spiti i j 

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what could be hapj 

"Here they are! ! ■ . he . I ! ?ard< ss> 

running into the cabin < b of 

large, juicy on n n either hand; 

they are you see! Isn t it wonderful? I i i 
sure it is a miracle!" 

"Oh," and . dicott's wan fa : ugl - 

ed up with thankfulness at the £g] ' r here 
did they ( ome from ?" 

"Come from ! " said the laughing 
ess. "I -ill tell }.v:. II ey w re j rained 
clown from heaven on purpose for you." 

And then she explaii 

A vesse] had b i Hying signals of 

ctstress. Their captain - ear id up as near 
as they could, hailed tiie skipper, and - 
toW the; were nearly starving; all their 
pr ivisions were gone 

The good man . n overhauled the 

stores on board, a b >at was lowered and as 
mucn i '■■'■ ' id be spared was sent to 

the ere. 

"And what do you think ?" safd the 

ardess. "They were so tl - 

sent ns baskets and baskets full of tl ir 

cargo— because th< •■ ' nothing e! : . 

— and their cargo was orai es! rTcw i 

will have enough and i - i for t rest 
of the voyage." 

"Can God Eu ble in the ■ - ; ' 1 ■- 

ncss/" the murmunmg orgetfnl Israelites 
asked of old. 

"Can God provide oranges in mid ocean?" 
the faithless stewardess had asked. 

"I know God can," the faithful invai 1 
had declared, "and I know Pie will, if Es 
tll'nks it best.'' ami again it had come true. 

"According to your faith he it unto you." 
The stewardess had lea-re 1 s lesson. She 
never forgot (hat day when God thus ar- 
ranged that ship full of oranges should be 
'brought into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean 
just to feed one single child of Hs who 
trusted Him. — Selected. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FEB. 21. 
Jesus Raises Lasarus to life. 

Lesson Text: John 11:32:44. 

Golden Text: John 11:25. 

The Central Truth : Jesus, "who is the way, 
the truth, and the life, has come into the world 
"that ye might have life, and that ye might 
have it more abundantly." 

Script ursl Points. 

1. It is recorded that "Jesus loved Martha, 
a.nd her sister, and Lazarus." He manifest- 
ed this love by visiting them frequently. Ho 
made their home His home when He was in 
Judea. 

2. The message that Lazarus was siek must 
have touched His heart deeply. But He per- 
mitted him to grow worse and die, not be 
cause He did not care, but that He might 
bring a greater blessing to that home by his 
being raised from the dead. 

3. "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go 
that I may awake him out of his sleep." This 
is Jesus' definition of death, asleep till the 
resurrection. Of the dead daughter of Jairuf 
He said, "She is not dead but sleepeth." 
And this definition is true to fact. The spir- 
it is the real personality, the body is ■:■'■ 
vessel, or house, in which the spirit resides 
for the time being; the spirit does not, can- 
not, die. 

4. To strengthen Martha's weak faith Jes- 
us said, "I am the resurrection and the 
life." A most stupendous claim! none but 
God Himself could make and make good such 
a claim. Mark the present tense — "I am (now"! 
the resurrection and the life," — not merely 
going to he. 

5. Both Martha and Mary had faith that 
Jesus could have restored Lazarus to health 
but not that He could now restore him ko 
life. To each death was a long' night of wait- 
ing. 

6. "Jesus wept." Jesus' love for Lazarus 
was the least motive for these tears, for La- 
zarus was better off now than he had ever 
been, or ever could be, in this world. Down 
in His soul Jesus_ no doubt rejoiced that La- 
zarus had made a safe trip to glory. His tears 
were tears of sympathy, not of loss. He 
shared so deeply the grief of the two sisters 
He mingled His tears with theirs. His love 
for them made Him weep. 

7. "Take ye away the stone." These were 
poor people, not able to have a sepuh 



hewn out of the solid 



It wa 



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cave, protruding into the Mount of Olive, 
no doubt. A large stone closed the entra'i 
This command that others remove the stone 
sets forth the truth of human instrumental- 
ity, that God never does for us what we can 
do for ourselves. 

8. "Thou shouldest see the glory of God." 
God is gilorified more especially in what He 
does for mankind than in what man may do 
for him. The word glory is derived from the 
word glow. The glory of God is therefore the 
glowing or shining of God's goodness, love 
and power in this world of sin and si'-; i i 
The love and power of Jesus as the Son of God 
g'owed forth in the raising of Lazarus. 

9. "Lazarus, come forth." Jesus thus 
spoke not to the body, but to the soul of La- 
zarus. His eyes were still lifted to heaven, 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

as mentioned in verse 41. It was the frecafrl 
of the departed spirit that constituted the 
real raising from the dead. It was the miracle 
of restoration of soul to the body. 

19. "Loose him, and let him go." It was 
not a restoration to the illness to which he 
had succumbed, but a restoration to strong 
vigorous health. Doubtless every one was hap- 
pier over his return to earth than LazuTus 
himself. To exchange the better world for 
j the worse one surely could not appeal t 
him strongly. No doubt he was glad to be 
back and support the two dependent sisters. 
Practical Points. 
1. God permits many a dark providence in 
order that He may bestow a great blessing. 
Material losses and physical tribulations are 
so often the levers to promote spiritual ele- 
vation. '"'Before I was afflicted I went astray, 
but now have I kept thy word," exultantly 
exclaimed the Psalmist. 

2. Faith and faithfulness give assurance of 
large benefits from the trials of this life. 

we know that all things work together 
for good to them that love God, to them who 
are called according to his purpose." Rom. 
8 :28. 

3. "If a man die shall he live again?" is 
a question as old as the race. The ministry 
of Jesus Christ is the all-sufficient answer to 
this question. "He that believeth in nie,thougb 
he were dead, yet shall he live; and who 
sver liveth and believeth in me shal never 
die." John 11:25,26. 

4. Loving service glorifies God. "Whether 
therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye 
do do all to the glory of God." 1 Cor. It: S] 

6. But Cod is chiefly glorified in the ex- 
: ice an Id of His saints. In ! 

intorcessary prayer Jesus said: "And aill 
mine are thin", and thine are mine; and I 
am glorified in them." John 17:10. 

7. Holy living also glorifies the Father of 
mercies. | "What? know ye not that your 
body is the temple of Holy Ghost which is 
in you, which ye have of , and ye are 
net your own? For ye are bought with a 

fed in your body, 



February 19, 1926. 



waiting upon His ministry. The Jewish lead- 
ers were frightened. They feared a loss of 
prestige and favor. They proposed to match) 
wits with this new Leader and, discount Him 1 
before the masses, and drive Him from the / 
intellectual field. 

2. They proposed to impale Him upon either 
horn of a terrible dilemma. Aside from emp- 
ty ami insincere compliments, they asked, "Is 
it lawful to give tribue to Caesar, or not." 
Is Caesar or Jehovah the rightful sovereign 
of the Jewish race? Since paying taxes to 
the Roman government is -an acceptance, en- 
lorsement, and support of this government, 
does not such, payment repudiate the age-long 

lai s of God? To answer this • question in 
the affirmative Jesus would have offended the 
Pharisees, shown His disloyalty to social 
ideals, and become liable to trial and death 

t the hands of the Sanhedrim On the other 
hand if He replied that it was not lawful 
to give tribute to Caesar, the Herodians stood 
ready to bend Him_pver to the Roman soldiers 
for summary punishment as a leader of sedi- 
tion against the Roman government. 

3. Jesus' usual method of answering a ques- 
tion was to ask another. So on this "occasion 
He inquired concerning the penny that was 
brought Him: "Whose is this image and su- 
perscription?" He was promptly told that 

were Caesar's. In accepting Caesar's 
money as . their medium of circulation the 
Jews had accepted Caesar's government as 
their own government. And in so doing they 
had assumed full responsibility to that gov- 
ernment. 

4. "Render therefore unto Caesar the. 
things which . ( ■ 3 ar's, and to God the 

' 3 that are God's." In this authorita- 
tive statement Jesus declared a separation 
of church and state. They should function 
separately, and be supported separately. Jes- 
us also taught here that moral, personal, and 
financial support of the civil government was 
bounden duty of all its citizens. He fur- 
tl er more taught that the claims of God up- 
on the individual and the masses were so- 
premo, that faith, homage, prayer, thanks- 
yonr spirit. ' 1 Cor. | giving, service and gifts should "be rendered 

unto the Sovereign of all the worlds, and 
that immortal] destiny hinged upon such faith- 
ful] rendering. 

5. This answer was a solar plerus blow. His 
enemies admitted their defeat at argument 
and withdrew in sore disappointment to form- 
ulate another' plot against His life. 

Practical Points. 
1. All civil government, normally eonceived 
and executed, represents "the blessed and 
only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord 
of lords." "Let every soul be subject to the 
■■ c powers. For there is no power but of 
God : the powers that be are ordained of God." 



3:19,20 

P Man presents many limitations to the 
ixercise of the saving, uplifting, and glori- 

'■■■ power of God. The principal condition 
of limitation is unbelief. Others are indiffer- 
ence, self ion, unforgiveness, impeni- 
tence, and formalism. "Take ye away the 
ne." Gives Hod the right of way. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— FEB. 28. 
Jes»s Teaches Respect Per Law. 

I 3sson Ti -t: Matt. 22:15-22. 

Gofden Text: Mitt. 5:17. 

The Central Truth: The civil government 
is an arrangement of God to restrain wicked- 1 Porn. 13:1. 
n ss end encourage righteousness. 
2 :ript«ral Points. 

1. "That they might entangile him in their 
talk." Jesus had entered the world of tl; Dught. 
He was not a repeater of ether men's max- 
ims, like the scribes. He spoke with author- 



2. The stability and benefits of civil govern- 
ment depend upon the conscientious observ- 
ance of its laws, loyalty to its ideals, and full 
support to its program. Lawlessness is an 
mpt at national suicide, and invites per- 
sonal and national disaster. "Whosoever re- 
ity. He was a man with a message all Hisjsisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of 
own. Fie was gathering a following. He was God; and they that resist shall receive to 
even becoming 1 popular. Multitudes were , themselves damnation." Rom. 13:2, 



February 19, 1926. 



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3. The payment of taxes, the choice of nil- allow each the same rights that we :!ai 
ers, and enliistment in defence of the country ourselves. 

are patriotic duties. "Render therefore to But the Golden Rule is also 
all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due: i A R'l'le of Love, 

custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear;! Self love of the worthy, commendabh 



ill' thing er ; e \ o ild that men do 

to you, do ye i o 1 ' i: for tlii 

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honor to whom honor." Eom. 13:7. 

4. Common honesty is a virtue of. large 
value. "Owe no man anything, hut to love 
one another." Love is the supreme debt that 
each owes to his fellow mankind. 
, 5. The Christian experience, life, and con- 
duct are the claims of a just and merciful 
God. Be honest with God. "He hath shewed 
thee, man, what is good ; and what doth 
the Lord require of thee, but to do justly. 
love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God. ' ' 
Micah. 6:8. 



SERMON TO YOUNG PEOFLE. 
The Golden Rule. 

Text: "Therefore all things whatsoever ye 
would that men do to you, do ye even so to 
them: for this is the law and the prophets.'' 
Matt, 7:12. 

The apostle Paul in his sermon on Mars ' 
Hill set forth the fact that God "hath made 
of one blood all nations of men for to dwell 
on all the face of the earth," that "we are 
also his offspring," and that therefore God 
is "the Father of the spirits of all flesh." 
This fact of a universal brotherhood sets forth 
the truth that each individual has an equa' 
standing before God and before each other 
All government of the people, for the people, 
and by the people is based upon a recogni- 
tion of this equal standing. 
. The Golden Rule of Jesus Christ also de- 
clares that man was created free and equa' 
and possessing equal rights before the law 
of Almighty God. This is true despite the 
various inequalities that have arisen throng 1 
the forces of heredity, industry, circumstance, 
and the social fabric 

The Golden Rule is first of all 
A Ride of Justijoe. 

"Shall not the Judge of all the earth do 
right?" The wise and merciful Sovereign of 
souls is not partial in His dealings with the 
children of men. In the ultimate and vital 
sense He gives to each an equal opportunity 
and responsibility. There are ample compensa- 
tions arranged to offset any inequalities that 
may arise not of a moral character. But there 
ean be no compensation granted for selling 
any God-given birthright, 

The arbiter in the observance of the 
Golden Rule is not the fallen selfish nature, 
as some suppose, nor even the consensus of 
public opinion, but the enlightened Christian 
conscience. This rule of just, fair, and equal 
dealing was given to guide the conduct of 
Christians, not sinners. We are commanded to 
do to others and for others just what our 
enlightened judgment wouM approve being 
done for us if positions or circumstances 



is indispensable to the highest wellbein.'. Je 
sus recognized the force of self'ovc in th 
second great commandment, "Thou slid lovi 
thy neighbor as thyself," The instin:( fo 
setlif jjerservation is strong in every rnrma' 
being. "For no man ever yet hated his " 
flesh." 

A craving to be loved is a passion cf t'r 
human race. And love is the cure-all of ev< r 
ill of life. Love will make a saint out of 
sinner, a friend out of an enemy, a citizen i i 
of a savage, and an heir of glory out of s 
pilgrim to hell. 

Generous, unstinted love is enjoined by t 
Golden Rule. Abounding, unrestrained, a i 
unconditioned love is the need of the tire 
Love, because it is great to love- so Godlik- 
so uplifting, so heavenly. Love the other fe"- 
low, though he may be a snake in the. gras< 
though he may be entirely unworthy of !ov ■ 
and though he may be an enemy; yet lov 
him in sentiment and in deed, because you; 
own soul craves love from others. And lov 
will win love. 

And again the Golden Ride is 
A Rule of Happiness, 

The inborn desire for pleasure is deeproot- 
ed and imperative. To have a good time, with- 
out any compromise with sin, is a worthy ain 
of every normal being. And the wise and merci- 
ful Creator has made large provisions for hap- 
piness. There is beauty and grandeur to de- 
light the eye, music to please the ear, fra- 
grance to enrapture the sense of smell, am. 
countless form of food to gratify the taste 
And there is learning to give joy to the mind, 
religion to make the soul to rejoice, and im- 
mortality to glorify the -hope of man. 

To make others happy is the unfailing re- 
cipe of securing happiness for ourselves. As 
Shakespeare says: "Giving is twice blessed: 
it blesses him that gives and him that takes." 

And the Golden Rule is lastly 
A Ride of Destiny. 

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shaHl he 
also reap." This applies to time and also to 
eternity. There is a partial reaping durinc 
the present life and a full harvest in the lif 
to come. Sow justice, love, and happiness and 
you will reap returns of the same. "For he 
that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh 
reap corruption: but he that soweth to the 
Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlast- 
ing." 



1 
' ' Remo\ e tl ray 1 ram me. ' ' — 

. :1m 39:7-11. 

The wo d not sound good 

" - us, and 1 1 • this is that 

iV ■ have : i ! i :: of ! he wo ' 

crom i i or; inal meaning. To rebuke is real- 
! ' to ' ' ' i . i that the 

ought of ; he pas a:i id finds it 

necessary to restrain us, or keep us back 1 
;ome1 '.':•■ . \ ou! no1 - for < ur good. 

-here is one motive only in His rebukes — to 
correct. 

Til •<■ would fail to tell of all the ways in 
which the dear Lord may rebuke us. When 
lie met Saul of Tarsi in the way, He re- 
buked him. Paul tells as thai he was "appre- 
hended," bur the me n is the same. The 
prophet was rebuk God Is :d, "What 

loest thou hero.'' . very one of us is 

[rebuked when God through His great grace, 
[•lifts us from 'the horrible pit and the miry 
I clay." 

And so on through our liv are rebuk- 

ed again and : - and ever with 

i the de : . And if wa could only 

see this in the proper lig t, we would as 
gladly in ite i I of God as we do 

the criticism that we know is designed to help 
us. It would naturally follow that the more 
j'willing v,-- are to ho corrected, the less need 
[there would be for correction. — Rev. I. D. 
Lyttle. 



373 -T V- E3ASSS. 



At the Judgment Jesus will say, 



"I 



1 was 
ahungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirs- 
ty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, 
and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed 
me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in 

prison, and ye came unto me Inasmuch 

should be reversed. The square deal must be-Vas ye have done it unto one of the least of 
reciprocated. I these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

Justice is the fundamental virtue. We must' These services of loving kindness are the 
be just before we are generous, or even mer- simple and inevitable observances of 
ciful. For Jesus Christ was just in suffering; den Rule. The record of every life will 
the penalty of the broken law before He wasicompared and judged according t 
merciful in forgiving the sinner. We mustf of justice, Ibve, and happiness 



The busy day is ended, 

The hour of toil is done. 
The reapers homeward journey 

At the setting of the sun. 
From shop, from field, from office, 

They are coming home at night, 
To find iu home's retirement 

Home's rest and home's delight. 
And if they've proven faithful, 

And if there's love at home, 
There will be some one waiting 

And watching, when they come. 
There is an evening coming, 

When life's long day is done, 
When we'll find oi r j ' y ended 

With the setting of the sun. 
And then death's cloud will shade us, 

Like the coming of the night; 
But with footsteps homeward treading, 

We shall find the morning light. 
And if we've proven faithful, 

There will be some one at home; 
There'll be a face -to meet us 

And greet us when we come. 

— Lily Binkley Martin. 



; Today is yesterday's plans put in action.- 
Adams. 



"What time I am afraid, 
I will put my trust in thee," 
Therefore} S aid David. 



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February 19, 1926 



Hendjerson. — Since writing last, we have 
gained one new member. Mrs. Blannie Plight 
came to us by letter, from the Mount Carmel 
Charge. We are s<jrry to say that we have 
lost two members, Miss Mary Young of High 
Point College asked for her letter. Miss 
Young will be greatly missed. She lias been 
one 'of our most faithful members. Mrs. Silas 
Powell, who was criteally ill when the last 
report was written has gone to her reward. 
Mrs. Powell was one of our oldest members, 
and was always in her place at church and 
Sunday school as long as she was able to 
come. Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy 
to those left behind. Mrs. G. B. Harris, who 
has been very ill, is greatly improved now, 
and is at home again. 

Cupid has been busy amongst our young- 
people. Miss Marguerite Falkner and Mr. 
Eugene Finch have married and are making 
their home in the country a few miles from 
Henderson. Miss Doris Eilis and Mr. W. H. 
Hester, Jr., of Warrenton were married Feb- 
ruary 11, and will live in Warrenton. 

The regular business meeting of the church 
was held after prayer meeting Wednesday 
night. Permission was given to the Baracas to 
install a new electric clock in the church. 
, Reporter. 



and the members of our church are asked to 
donate books, or the equivalent in cash. A 
very creditable Library has already been as- 
sembled, and it is earnestly hoped that friends 
of the institution may see their way clear to 
make donations at once. 

Miss Elizabeth Reitzel, who has been in 
Florida for several months, spent a few days 
here with her brothers recently. 

Congratulations are extended by many 
friends to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Barton upon 
the arrival in their home of a new daughter, 
who will be called Mary Elizabeth. 

Mrs. W. C. Hanner and daughter, Mrs. Ha! 

Walker, of Asheboro, were here Monday tc 

attend the Salem Alumnae meeting at the 

home of Mi's. J. A. Morris, and to hear the 

! beloved and venerable Bishop Rondthaler, 

j who made a talk to his ' ' old girls. ' ' 

John S. Pickett and sister, Mrs. John H. 
Walker, have gone to Tampa, Fla. to visit 
their sister, Mrs. H. S. Meredith. 



High Point. — On Sunday morning the pas- 
tor, Dr. Brown, delivered a splendid sermon 
from the text found in John 13:34, "A new 
commandment I give unto you, that ye love 
one another; as I have loved you, that ye 
also love one another," and his interpreta- 
tion of this beautiful verse was greatly en- 
joyed by the congregation. 

The Ladies' Aid Society held a delightful 
meeting on Monday, February 8th with Mrs. 
H. A. Moffett at her home on N. Main St.. 
associate hostesses being Mrs. Geor°e R. 
Brown, Mrs. Clyde Cox, and Mrs. L. J. Dift'ee. 
There was a fine attendance, and delicious re- 
freshments were served by the hostesses. 

The Mission Band composed of young girls 
from 12 to 16 years of age, held its monthly 
meeting Monday afternoon in the church with 
Mrs. D. A. Neece as- hostess. There were 16 
members present, five being new ones.. 

The Junior Mission Circle composed of lit- 
tle boys and girls under the leadership of Mrs. 
R. M. Andrews, will meet Saturday afternoon 
in the church. 

A Thank-offering service will be held next 
Sunay evening, Feb. 21st, by the Woman's 
Foreign Missionary Society. This service is 
held annuallv in February in commemoration 
of the anniversary of the founding of the 
Society in 1S79. Dr. Brown will preach at the 
11 o'clock service on the subject of Missions, 
and in the evening an offering will be taken. 
It is hoped that there will be a fine attend- 
ance. 

The Men's Club, or Brotherhood, will meet 
on Thursday evening in the church, and sup- 
per wijll be served to them by Mrs. Jones 
Burns 's Circle. 

In order that High Point. College may be- 
come on A gTade college, it must be supplied 
with at least 8000 volumes for its library. 



Corinth, Littleton Ct. — It seems that our 
reporter has gone into winter quarters, as she 
hasn't reported for thisyear. 

Our Sunday school is still going on, tho' 
sometimes it's very small. -Jt could be a live 
Sunday school if the people would just come. 
One of our best Sunday school workers, Miss 
Fannie Barnes, is attending Sunday school at 
Littleton church, but she says, "It's for only 
a short time before I'll be back at Corinth." 
We hope so. Our organist, Mrs. Carter, was 
absent yesterday. She was visiting in Wh.it- 
akers. On first Sunday Rev. J. B. 'O'Bri- 
ant filled his appointment here. The commu- 
nion service was observed ; a good number 
participated in this observance. 

Mrs. M. J. Morris attended services at 
Hawkins Chapel yesterday. Rev. Mr. O'Bri- 
ant has treated himself to a new Ford re- 
cently. 

Best wishes to the Herald and its reader 
Mrs. B. F. Morris. 

Feb. 15, 1926. 






Ai, Earners vftle Charge.- — MrL Love, our 
pastor, filled his appointment Sunday morn- 
ing at 11 o'clock. We were delighted to 
have with us Mr. Maxwell from the M. P. 
College at High Point. Mr. Love has made 
arrangements so he can give us preaching 
service every Sunday. 

The Ai Sunday school organized a Bible 
class a few weeks ago wdiich is improving the 
Sunday school grealy. .,, ..,;;,, 

The Christian Eudeayor ; , Society had its 
regular meeting .Sunday afternoon ,at7:30 
with a large attendance... Miss Hazel'IIen-, 
Airs., the leader,, arranged, a r most .intcrestin ■ 
program after wh-iah we ,h,a,d the honor, of 
adding nine members to the. Society.. ; ,., T[l 

Mrs. J. R> Peeples is,,ill ,at her .hom.e, with]; 
grip, her friends will regret, ,1,0 |kn,ow., r ._ n , ; 

Misses Wihua. and ; Delia MeOe.e.ispent.'the. 
weekend with relatives near. King. ., Reporter, 



Flat Bock.— Our pastor, filled, his apppint- 
ment last Sunday, regardless of the,, unfavor- 
able weather. Only a few. people were present 
to hear the: .wonderful, serincm t,bat r waS (i de ; , 



livered. The people that were not prese 
certainly missed a rare treat. 

The prayer meeting has been opened aga. 
It had been closed for a number of weeks < 
account of the cold weather. > 

There is a lot of sickness in the communil 
Mr. Bob Wray has been ill for quite a whi 
also Mr. Bird Johnson does not seem to i 
prove very fast. 

Our Sunday school is moving along ni< 
ly. The attendance is not, as large as it 
'been in the past, but it does very well eonsi 
eriug the rough weather. Reporter. 



If.berty Chure/?, Slier City Charge.— T 
work at Liberty and Siler City is progress!: 
very nicely. We were fortunate enough 
have with us during the day Sunday for ! 
services, a quartette composed of four you 
men from Elon College, Messrs. E. E : Kip! 
T. R.. Ruston, Paul McNeil, and Lindsay Job 
son. Mr. McNeil also rendered Saxaphoi 
solos, and Messrs Johnson and Kipha ga 
some beautiful violin duets. Both preaehij 
services were well attended regardless of | 
stormy weather during the afternoon ai 
evening. 

The Sunday school especially deserves me 
tion. The attendance reached 123 being 
highest mark noted during the year. 

Christian Endeavor is doing nicely. Tl 
topic "Faith" was very well discussed und 
the leadership of Miss Ruth Crowson. It 
very encouraging to see the interest the,ehul| 
is taking in training the youth in the servi 
of the Kingdom. F. L. Gibbs 



tl 



Concord. — We are back in our home, at 
we truly thank all that have helped us 
any way in our time of need. We have rj 
c-eived many letters of sympathy and n 
most of them sent their sympathy a long wi 
their letters. 

I will give the names »nd amounts of & 
those that have given in a few days. Siekhel 
and misfortune gives us a. chance to know ol 
friends better. Thank God for real friend 
God bless you all. Pra.y for us. 

Yours in His name. D. A. Braswell. I 



St. Pa«l C!'»rch. — While we have, been qui] 
for some time wc are wide awake and doij 
things at St. Paul. Our Sunday school is grol 
iiig in numbers and in interest. The churl 
was. about full last Sunday. We have start| 
two interesting contests. 

Mr. Moton, our pastor, has been sick bj 
have Mr. Little and Mr. Dixon with us. 

■Sunday morning, February 7, Mr. Litt] 
,made a splendid talk on "The Young People? 
Prftbjem" and that night Dr. Dixon preachej 
lane, inspiring sermon. We are always glad 1 
have Mr. fittle and Dr. Dison with us. 
., La^.^Sjindav^ Mr- Moton preached boi 
niQniing. '-and night, - services. 
l.TLe indies?,'., Aid.. feisty met last Saturdi 
night with Mrs. Morgan. After the businei 
meet^ig,^ a^JVoyed : a. .social' hour, afij 
which , came, delightful, refreshments carne 
out .in ;r Yaientine -ol.rs. Everybody cuj.oye 

.it at -Mrs. Mohan's fo vi.W ■ f 

..T^lafe^ec^ei^o.^aye a Washing!* 



Siruary 19, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



ty next Saturday night at the church, 
re will be an interesting program and 
seshments served all lor one penny for 
?y year old you are. 

est wishes to the Herald and its readers. 
Nell Wade, Reporter. 



econd M. P. Ch«iph, Charlotte. — We were 
r glad to have our pastor, Rev. D. A. Bras- 
., with us Sunday, February 7. He de- 
red two inspiring sermons at the regular 
icliing hours at the hall, and received two 
members into the church. He also con- 
i'ed a cottage prayer meeting Sunday af- 
oon. We are having at least two cottage 
rer meetings every week; one on Sunday 
moon and one on Friday night. We are 
ng great success in these cottage prayer 
tings. H any of our Charlotte friends wish 
ake part in our prayer meetings we will 
.•eeiae their help. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. 
;all of 1840 N. Pegram St. will be glad 
;ive any information concerning these 
r er meetings to any who are interested. 
'e are sorry to say the mother of our 
eh, Mrs. H. A. Gurley, has returned to 
hosjoital. We all join in with her in asking 
many friends to pray for her speedy re 
ry. Reporter. 



d, Sout/j Davidson Circuit. — I am glad to 
such good reports from our ex-ministers 
ring in other fields. It makes one think 
he wonderful work that they did here, 
lere has been right much sickness with 
here has only been one death. Mrs. Eliza 
:, widow- of the late J. E. Beck. She was 
3d at Jerusalem on the 2d inst. Fnnera] 
ueted by her pastor,. Mr. Sigman, among 
rge crowd of relatives and friends. She 
once a member of Piney Grove Church, 
later she joined the Lutheran Church at 
salem. It was said she was a faithful 
ber. 

was glad to hear that Mrs. C. H. Hill 
regaining her health. 

ir cottage prayer meetings are still going 
3ut it is called to be at the church next 
rday night. 

ay for us that we may have a success- 
rear. . Reporter. 



Hardee. 
;. Mary Hardee, widow of Junius Hardee, 
rted this life December 16, 1925, 
rs. Hardee had reached a very ripe age. 
r about 88 years old. She had been in 
.e health for . some time and gradually 

weaker. 
)T husband preceded her to the grave 
10 years. The only daughter died about 
jars ago. She was tenderly cared for dur- 
ler illness by Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Williams 
Miss Annie Bell Bennett. Mr. Williams 
raised in,' the Hardee home, having enter- 
he home when only a boy. Miss Annie 
has "been in this Iiom^ since the death of 

daughter about 15 years ago. 
•s. Hardee was a member of Eden Church. 

has always felt a' deep interest in her 
ii and pastor, but she has not been able 
tend her church for the last year or two. 
e funeral services were conducted by the 



writer assisted by Rev. R. C. Stubbins, pastor 
of the Enfield Church. 

This service was attended by a large crowd 
of friends and relatives. 

Her body was then laid to rest by the 
side of her husband in the family cemetery 
near the Hardee home. 

C. L. Spencer, Pastor. 



Stats St. Church.— Mr. Hardy has been 
preaching for us regularly since Mr. Bethea 
went away. His sermons are very much en- 
joyed by all who hear them. The children es- 
pecially enjoy the stories he tells them. 

The Sunday school is doing fine work now 
under the competent leadership of Mr. J. W. 
Lindsay and his splendid teachers. 

The C. E. Society, too, is very enthusiastic 
and much alive. We are looking forward with 
pleasure to the coming Wednesday night of 
Air. Hardy and some of the young people 
t'roin the C. E. Society from the college. 

Reporter. 



News From. Harmony. 

Miss Kate Medlock recently presented the 
Harmony Church with new gas lights. Miss 
Medlock is a staunch Methodist Protestant. 
Che is always on the aggressive sidc> Noth- 
ing is too hard for her to do for her God and 
Church. 

Much sickness in the vincinity of the Har- 
nony Church. In spite of this the crowds are 
rood, and interest is increasing. 

W. H. Ballentine, one of our stewards at 
Harmony, is surely on the job. We wish we 
had more active stirring stewards on our 
work. Bob Hughes has been housed in a"l 
winter on account of sickness. He is one of 
our old preachers. 

Our church at Cross anchor, known as Yar- 
borough's Chapel, was well entertained last 
week by a body of people from Union who 
gave a beautiful program of music and song. 
We hope to be able to repaint our church 
his summer. 

Brother Fayette Yarborough is much missed 
since he is working at Hendersonvi'lle, N. C. 

Brother Farr of the M. E. Church worship- 
ed with us last Sunday night. Brother Farr 
is a fine yoke fellow. 

A fine son was born into our Liberty Hill 
Church in the home of Brother League Davis. 
This makes seven boys and one girl for our 
Sunday school. Brother Davis used to be our 
Sunday school Superintendent until recently. 

R. R. Reporter. 



I£YSTEEIOUS SNOWBALLS. 
By Florence Leninger. 

Clyde and Edwin were next-door neighbors. 
The back doors of their homes opened togeth- 
er, and madet a fine place to play. They 
lived! in a northern State where the ground 
is c&vered with snow for weeks at a time in 
winter. 

One of the boys' favorite games for winter 
time was Snowhall Tag. They had built a 
solid wall of snow almost six feet long and 
more than two feet high in Clyde's back 
yard, and another Just like it across in Ed- 
win's yard. It was great fun building these 
snow walls and making them firm so that they 



13 

would stand almost the whole winter. All 
the boys and girls in the neighborhood helped 
build the walls, and played Snowball Tag 
from behind them every evening after school. 
Clyde and Edwin would always choose 
sides, so that there was the same number of 
children in each team. Then each boy took 
his team behind his snow wall for a hiding- 
place, and the fun began. The children in 
each team tried to tag those in the other by 
hitting them with soft snowballs. 

Whenever a head peeped over the snow 
wall or a body scooted away from it to get 
fresh snow, a ball would come flying from be- 
hind the other wall. When any "child was 
hit he had to go over to the other side. Each 
team tried hard to get all the oilier team's 
players. Sometimes Clyde's team won and 
sometimes Edwin \s. 
_ Every noon Clyde and Edwin spent a little 
time making snowballs, to have them ready 
for the evening game. When they had a nice 
pile of white balls, they would carry half of 
them behind each wall. 

One noon the boys got a great many snow- 
balls made, and they divided them equally. 
That evening when they got home from school 
there were only three or four snowballs be- 
hind Edwin's wall, and all the rest were in 
Clyde's pile. When Edwin saw that his were 
gene he ran and looked at Clyde's and said, 
"You've been cheating; you took my snow- 
balls." 

Clyde was as surprised as Edwin, and said, 
"I don't know how these balls got over here! 
I was at school all afternoon." 

They carried Edwin 's share back to his 
side, and the boys and girls played until 
Clyde's team had all been tagged and taken 
by the other side. 

The next noon the boys made snowballs 
again and divided them equally. That evening' 
every ball was behind Clyde's wall. It was a 
mystery. No one could understand how they 
got there. The. children carried half of them 
to Edwin's side and had a game. But Clyde 
did not enjoy it very much, because he was 
afraid that Edwin thought he had been trying 
to cheat. 

Next evening the two hoys ran home to- 
gether as soon as school was out. When they 
got in sight of the snow walls they saw some- 
thing that made them shout and laugh. 

There was Clyde's little three-year-old bro- 
ther Bobby, in his red cap and sweater and 
leggings, trotting across the yards from Ed- 
win's snow wall to Clyde's. In each chubby 
hand he was carrying a white ball. 

"Bobby, what are you doing?" cried Clyde. 

"Bobby giving brother all the nice balls," 
said the little fellow, smiling happily, as if 
Clyde should be greatly pleased. 

"Well, that tells the story," said Clyde 
as the other children came, ready for their 
game. 

Edwin laughed at Bobby's happy smile and 
said, "I am glad we caught you, little red 
man. And I'll not say again that Clyde isn't 
playing fair." — Our Little Ones. 



— Miss Brooks, teacher in South Buffalo 
school, is in a hospital, being treated for ap- 
pendicitis. 5 c^fi 



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■■<rM>7Ifiite i»i.- 



February 19, 1926. 



MA3J jSIi; 'S PASTY. 

The seventh-grade room was terribly ex- 
cited. Marjorie Brewster was giving a party 
- a big, grand party, and she was inviting 
e . h-g 'ade -uia. 

■ ' iYho are you guim; 
asked one ol the gir. en the playground. 

Marjorie io 



i-o invite, Marjorie." 



a decent thing to 

• ' Ar 

sailed 
"except. Lois.' 



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around, and 'then, leaning 
ove answered, "i am going to 

invite every girl in this seventh room except 
Lois Brown. She 

vs jar.' ' 

"Me; ' chorused several girls. "Are you 

going to invite nie !'■ 

"Every one in cue room," called Marjorie, 
and then under her breath, 

And Lois was- not invited. 

The day oi Che parcy came. Girls iu lovely 
frocks passed Lois' Home. "Going to the 
1 cty, i-uis .' ' they called. 

No, thank you, ' smiled Lack Lois. "1 
am not invited. 

She smilec .. hen the girls were talking 
to her, Luc after they passed, she went indoors 
aii.1 eried. It was hard to be left out of the 

I"'- 1 '?- . l1f . . . 

N( . f . ( t Marjorie face- 

to face on the steps. Marjorie would have 
p assi d ... bout . nit Lois stopped 

her, agaiu smiling, "ion had a lovely day for 
the party, Marjorie," she -said. "1 am glaa 
you invited little is n Hare. She does not 
oiten go to a party. 

fken Lois passt I ■ '■. Marjorie gasped. 
"Anv other girl would have been mad," she 
said. ■ 

. : that mon im ■- crjorie b 
with an arithiheti problem. Sh< called the 
teacher, but ....c". cs busy. 1 ... teacher a > 
the room, "Who has problem 10 in tA..> s 
le son? "Will ? o s ■ - nteer to heip 

Marjorie Br« »ster wi 

L i s "I wil gladly help 

h r with thai I i," she said and smiling 
v unt to Marj .--■ 

Around the room .venl 
she ne\ 



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"If she asks you a question, don't answer 
ner in a rude or careless manner, as if you 
nought she did not know what she was talk i 
iUg about, and wasn't worth listening to. j 
"Don't tease her, and make fun of her i J 
ay way to hurt her feelings. And wouldn , 
J* that to some other girl. 

1 1 ou can just bank all you have on the 
loy who is kind and thoughtful to his own, 
cos' you may be sure he will develop into the 
ight sort of a man, and is bound to win the 
.aspect aud admiration of every one." — Sel- 
■-•'■' "A. 



'LET DOWN YOUR NETS.' 



And 
r party. AocI of 
Lois, I will , , - be so mad I wouldn't 

e k to her. 

Lois help* ■ -' ne with the P r0Dleln aild 
that afternoon she found on her desk a note. 

"I an I ■ id noi invite you to my 

party, Lois. Please pardon me. Liou are 
the sweetest girl in the room. Marjorie." 

Lois looked up from the note, caught Mar- 
jorie "s eve. smiled, aud Armed with her lips 
the word ., •■it's all right. "—Boys' and Girls' 
Quarterly. 

HO"VS DC i.T YOUR SISTER. 

"It is the easiesl 1 ling in the world," says 
one of our exehan es "for a boy to be po- 
ke; io some other fellow's sister. Then, why 
is it that som of b a iind 11 so hard to 
remember to be equ; courteous to their, 

sisters? Man: a i ; e I > his sister with- 

out reall; - ; '" r words, he foc- 

g I , . .Then, again, lie i afraid 

of being dubbed a 'sissy' if he should be 
i . | . ping some at1 ation to his sister. 
It is a bad habit Ar any one to get into — 
that of saving one's polite ways for outsid- 
ers. 



(Continued on page 16.) 
whose face was giorihect by her sacrifice. 
■ iou 11 never regret wnat you have done to- 
1 .ay, dear, and self-forgetting is what we ail 

eed." 
! As Katherine slipped into her simple, pleat- 
„-d skirt and blouse that' evening, which 
costume she feared was growing rather fami- 
liar to her young friends nere, she left strange- 
ly satisfied ana at peace. In her trunk, care- 
rully folded away in its gay Lowered box, lay 
a blue dress, the dress that was for mother, 
and somehow she felt far richer than as if 
it were the sott-toned brown frock that she 
nad almost purchased a few hours before. 

It was three days later, and Mrs. Parker 
was helping Katherine unpack her trunk. 

Almost every garment, as it was lilted out, 
recalled some pleasant experience or happen- 
ing, and they lingered long over their task. 
But it was not until a certain box was reached 
old the young traveler grow silent. 

"Open it, mother, "s sue burst out; "please 
(.pen it. Inside is something I want you to 
ii&e, tor 1 bought it for you.'' 

So open it Katherine 's mother did, lifting 
carefully out of its tissue paper wrappings the 
dainty blue dress, studying it with puzzled 
eyes. 

' ' For me, you say, Katherjine, ' ' looking 
at the lustrous blue folds and then at her 
daughter's transformed face. "Why, how did' 
you have money enough, child! Katherine, 
Katherine, you bought this lovely dress for 
me instead of using th- 1 thirty dollars for 
yourself. It touches me very, very much; it's 
just what I need; but, oh, it makes mother 
' ' It needn 't, ' ' and Katherine dropped" a kiss 
right on the soft coil of hair in which a few 
gray hairs were shining. "It made me happy, 
perfectly happy, to bring home this present to 
the best mother a girl ever had, and now you 
must try it on right away. You see, I remeni- 
Read Galatians 5:16-26. bered your size. Oh, here is the girdle; we 

Life is perflexing; its ways are not always left it in the box. W r hy, why," for her quick 
lear. Yet remember this: we do not need to eyes had spied an envelope directed to her- 
ee life as a whole in order to walk straight self in Aunt Harriet's firm hand, and the 
head. There are problems which do not need envelope was pinned to a package, a flat paek- 
o trouble us too greatly because their solu- age, which, all unheeded, had lain all the time 
ion is not essential to this day's life, or under the blue dress. Tearing open the note, 
omorrow's. We can walk by the light we Katherine read aloud this message: "I lov- 
ave. God's Spirit is sufficient for our present ed you or your willing sacrifice, Katherine, 
■■ <ls. Ask God for direction for each day, and it makes me happy to just tuck in the 
:ek for the Spirit's direction as each oc- brown frock you fancied; for a little good- 
asion arises, and the road will be Eght as we bye gift to my guest. Wear it, dear child, and 
dvance. Half of the trouble of life arises think of Aunt Harriet." 

•om anticipating difficulty. God's leadmg is "Oh, mother, it's too wonderful," and 
ufficient for the present day; leave the future Katherine clasped the precious gift in eager 
5 the leading of His Holy Spirit. — Diving arms. "I hope, I do hope, that I deserve it."' 
Lurch. — Alix Thorn, in Presbyterian Banner. 



vflianch out into the deep, 

flie awful depths of a world's despair; 
Charts that are breaking 1 and eyes that weep, 

Sorrow and ruin and death are there. 
.. <jd the sea is wide, and the pitiless tide 

3ears on its bosom away — away, 
"■auty and youth in relentless ruth 
Co its dark abyss for aye — for aye. 
"t the Master's voice comes over the sea, 
''Let down your nets for a draught" for me! 
T e stands in our midst on our wreck-strewn 
strand 
And sweet and royal is his command. 

His pleading call 
To each and all 
\nd wherever the royal call is heard, 
"here hangs the nets of the royal Word, 
.rust to the royal Master's will: 
irust to the nets and not to your skill, 
_-et down your nets each da}r, each hour, 
■ 'or the word of a. king is a word of power; 
And the King's own voice comes over the 

sea, 
' Let down, your nets for a draugh t ' ' for me ! 



LIGHT ON OUR PATHWAY. 





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OLUME XXXII. 



MBH«IS^^«HiaF^SSH 



GREENSBORO, N. C, FEBRUARY 25, 1926. 



NUMBER 16 



iSTKOSIST PROTESTANT EEKAL©. 
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DEATH OF DR. C. L. WHITAKER. 

ligh Point. — The community was shocked 
1 saddened on Thursday evening when the 
ys was flashed over the city that Dr. C. 
Whitaker, popular and beloved instructor 
1 Librarian at High Point College, had sue 
nbed to a heart attack at his home on Col- 
e Circle drive at a few minutes past 7 
lock. He was making preparations to come 
the First Church to the monthly supper of 
; Men's Club, and started to drive out 
im his garage in his ear, which became 
ick in the mud. He made an effort to es- 
cate it when the attack came on, and he 
1 prostrate on his back porch, where Mrs. 
hitaker found him. He never spoke again, 
d passed away before a physician could 
ich him. 

Rev. Clifton Lawrence Whitaker D. D. was 
rn near Enfield, N. C. in May, 1S63, and 
?eived his education at Oak Ridge Institute 
d Yadkin College. From early boyhood the 
3a of preaching the gospel obsessed his 
nd, and was his greatest ambition. At the 
e of 20 this ambition took definite form: 

began to study to that end, and joined the 

C. Conference in 1SS7, being assigned to 
e Mocksville circuit. He served numerous 
arges in the eastern and Piedmont sections 

the state, was elected President of the 
nference in 1900, which position he filled 
ceptably for two years. In 1905- '06 he serv- 

as pastor at High Point, then for three 
ars at Enfield and Whitakers, his old home, 
om 1909 to 1914 he was pastor at Asheboro. 
lere he was exceedingly popular and be- 
ved. His last pastorate was on North David- 
n Circuit, and when High Point- College 
pened its doors in September, 1924, Dr. 
hitaker came as Instructor. For the past 
mester he was Librarian and taught two 
asses in Bible. The degree of D. D. was be- 
owed on him by Western Maryland College. 
Rev. Whitaker married in early young man- 
lod Miss Clara Peebdes of Davie Co., who 
is been a most faithful and congenial com- 



panion through the years, entering into and 
aiding him in every phase of his work as 
minister. She has been an ideal preacher's 
wife in the truest sense of the word. Three 
children were born to them, one having died 
at a tender age while the family was living 
in Greensboro. The two surviving are Mrs. 
Lewis White of Greensboro and Clifton L. 
Whitaker, Jr., of Gastonia. 

Dr. Whitaker was devoted to his church, and 
gave the best years of his life unstintedly 
to service for its advancement and upbuild- 
ing. Socially he was affable and sweet-spirit- 
ed, and drew many friends to him. Since 
coming to High Point College he endeared 
himself to faculty and stadents, and exerted 
a most wholesome Christian influence on the 
young people within its walls. They are stun- 
ned and grief-stricken today. In addition to 
his wife, son, and daughter, Dr. Whitaker is 
survived by his brother, Rev. C. H. Whitaker 
and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Whitaker of Enfield. 
Funeral services were conducted in the First 
Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, 
and a large concourse of relatives and friends 
assembled to do honor to his memory. Dr. 
Geo. R. Brown read extract from the Scrip- " 
tures, Dr. A. G. Dixon made a touching pray- 
er, and Dr. Andrews delivered a beautiful 
eulogy. A quartette, composed of Prof. Dan 
W. Smith, Mr. Carey Davis, Mrs. R. M. An- 
drews, and Miss Ruth Vuncannon, sang "Je- 
sus, Lover of my Soul," "Asleep in Jesus," 
and "Abide with Me." The active pall-bear- 
ers were members of the Faculty of the Col- 
lege, W. F. McAnless, P. S. Kennett, J. H. 
Allred, N. P. Yarborough, J. H. Moraine and 
P. E. Lindley, and J. D. Hardy. The honor- 
ary pall-bearers were the ministers present. 
The unusually beautiful floral designs were 
carried by members of the student body of 
the College, Nat Bethea, Fred Hauser, El- 
wood Carroll, Harris Meador, Fred Love,Chas. 
Brooks, Floyd Garrett, Grover Auael, James 
Rogers, Jabey Braxton, and Bruce Yokeley. 
Tlie body was taken to Greensboro where in- 
terment was made in Green Hill cemetery. 
Classes at the College were suspended on Fri- 
day and Saturday, and the students attended 
the funeral services in a body. Among the 
out-of-town ministers in attendance were seen ; 
Rev. Messrs. J. H. Moton, S. W. Taylor, L: 
W. Gerringer, Edward Suits, R, S. Troxler; 
S. K. Spahr, and many others. A number of 
relatives of Mrs. Whitaker from Lexington 
also attended, among them being her aunt and 
uncle, Capt. and Mrs. Chas. M. Thompson, 
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lowe, Mrs. Cliff Thomp- 
son, her sister, Mrs. John C. Hunt, and Mr; 
and Mrs. R. N. Hadley of Lynchburf, Va. 



-Hope thou in God ! 



— The editor spent hist Sunday and Monday 
in Pittsburgh, Pa., visiting in the family of 
his older son who since his graduation from 
the University of N. C. has been in the em- 
ploy of the Westinghouse Company. On Sun- 
day we attended Sunday school and church 
services at the Fourth Church of which our 
friend, Brother Leland, is pastor. Four years 
ago the congregation was worshiping in a 
te # mporay wooden tabernacle. Now they have 
a substantia? stone building, well planned and 
well furnished. Brother Leland is a great 
worker and knows how to induce others to 
woi-k. Among the Sunday school tealchers 
are twe or three Jewish converts to Christi- 
anity. The church has also built a parson- 
age, "The Duplex." The name indicates 
that the house is built for two families. The 
upper portion is rented for about enough to 
pay the interest and taxes on the whole. The 
church is paying itself out of debt. On Mon- 
day morning we were permitted to meet the 
Pittsburgh preachers of our church (most of 
them) in their weekly meeting. The death of 
Rev. A. R. Seaman was reported there and the 
hope'ess illness of Dr. B. W. Anthony, former 
president of Adrian College. The new pub- 
lishing agent, Bro. Darling, was introduced. 
The principal address of the meeting was by 
a representative of the National Reform As- 
sociation which has headquarters in Pitts- 
burgh. |j ■ - : |Jg 

We found Dr. Davis and Dr: Johnson very 
busy with their editorial work, but not too 
busy to be kindljy courteous. We also found 
Brother Stephenson, Educational Secretary, 
at his desk. Other friends and acquaintances 
of former days we also met, including Dr. and 
Mrs. Wilbur. Our stay was full of interest. 
We are indebted to Dr. A. J. Allien for spe- 
cial kindnesses during our stay. He bears 'a 
striking- resemblance to our brother, J. M. 
Millikan, of Greensboro. 



— We must insist on matter for publication 
being sent in earlier. In the case of church 
reports, we do not expect the matter before 
Tuesday or Wednesday, but other copy might 
be sent in by Friday of the previous week. 
It is impossible for our machine to set all 
matter the first part of the week. It takes all 
the week to set up our type. Please send in 
your matter as soon as possible. 

— The editor regrets that his prearranged 
trip to Pittsburgh prevented his attending the 
funeral of Dr. C. L. Yhitaker. 

— There is much sickness in the land and 
many are dying. If you are wellj, be thankful 
and remember kindly and helpfully the ones 
that are sick. 

— Exalt your purposes to the level of God's 
plan for you. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 25, 1921 



I 



DON'T BE A KNOCKER. 

Don't knock when a brother has had a down-! 
fall, 

Don 't knock .when he makes a mistake ; 
You know not how soon you yourself may 
fall, 

Or a far worse error may make. 
Don't judge when you feel a sister has sinned; 

Of how great her sin may be, 
For you yourself may also have sinned, 

Your own sins you may fail to see. 
Don't listen to tales of slanderous tongues, 

For many in this take delight ; 
You know not how soon they may lie about 

Then to you it won 't seem quite so right. 
Don't tell all the scandals you daily will 
hear — 
Too many mouths have told them before. 
And when they reach you they are nothing' 
but lies — 
Don't add to the tale your "one more." _ 
Don't think no one else could be right in his 
views, 
Just because you with them don't agree ;^ 
Stop and reason that they, too, could be in 
the right 
And much in the wrong you could be. 
Don't think that you're better than anyone 
else, 
Don't try all their failings to And; 
Remember,' if others should do this to you. 
You would think that they were more than 
unkind. 
Don't pick and don't knock, don't slur and: 
don't judge 
Of others, for this often is true 
That those whom you're sitting in judgment 
upon I i 

Undoubtedly are better than you. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON: GREAT UTTER- 
ANCES REVEALING GREAT CHARAC- 
TER. 
By H. H. Smith. 

William Roscoe Thayer, describing Wash- 
ington's personal appearance and bearing at 
the beginning of the Revolutionary War, clos- 
ed with these words: "Most men, after they 
had been with him a while, felt a sense of 
his majesty grow upon them, a sense that he\ 
was made of common flesh like them, but of 
something uncommon besides, something very 
high and very precious." 

Wood'row Wilson, speaking of Washing- 
ton's acceptance of the eommssion of com- 
mander-in-chief of the armies of the Revolu- 
tion, says: "Washington accepted his com- 
mission with that mixture of modesty and 
pride that made men love and honor him. 
'You may believe me, my dear Patsy,' were 
his simple words to his wife, 'when I assure 
you in the most solemn manner, that, so far 
from seeking this appointment, I have used 
every endeavor in my power to avoid it, not 
only from unwillingness to part with you and 
the family, but from a consciousness of its 

being a trust too great for my capacity 

But,' as it has been a kind of destiny that has 
thrown me upon this service, I shall hope that 
my undertaking it is designed to answer some 

good purpose It was utterly out of my 

power to refuse this appointment, without ex- 



posing my character to such censures as would 
have reflected dishonor upon myself and given 
pain to my friends.' " 

He spoke in the same tone to the Congress, ' 
and in closing said : "As to pay, sir, I beg 
leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pe- 
cuniary consideration could have tempted me 
to accept this arduous employment at the ex- 
pense of my domestic ease and happiness, I 
do not wish to make any profib from it. I 
will keep an exact account of my expenses. 
These, I doubt not, they will discharge and j 
that is all I desire." 

Thayer says : ' ' We should not overlook the 
fact that Washington declined all gifts, in- 
cluding a donation from Virginia, for his 
services as General during the war. Unlike 
Marlborough, Nelson, and Wellington, and 
other foreign chieftains on whom grateful 
countrymen conferred fortunes and high titles, 
Washington remains as the one great state- 
founder who literally gave his services to his 
country." . ■'■•"' !; >1^ 

At one time, during the French and Indian 
wars, Washington's task was "the hopeless 
work of keeping 350 miles of frontier with 
a few hundred men against prowling hands of 
savages, masters of the craft of swift and 
secret attack." The heart of the great man 
is seen in this trying situation. ' ' The sup- 
plicating tears of the women, and moving pe- 
titions of the men," cried the young com- 
mander, "melt me into deadly sorrow that 
I solemnly declare, if I know my own mind, 
I could offer myself a willing sacrifice to 
the butchering enemy, provided that would 

contribute to the people's ease I would 

be a willing offer to savage fury, and die by 
inches to save a people. ' ' 
"Virtues That Animate Remotest Ages." 
In his address to Congress, resigning his 
military commission at the close of the war. 
he said : 

"Happy in the confirmation of our inde- 
pendence and sovereignity and pleased with 
the opportunity afforded the United States 
of becoming a respectable nation, I resign 
with satisfaction the appointment I accepted 
with diffidence ; a diffidence in my abilities 
to accomplish so arduous a task, which, how- 
ever, was superseded by a confidence in the 
rectitude of our cause, the support of the su- 
preme power of the union, and the patronage 

of heaven." ' "f^W 

"I consider it as an indispensable duty to 
close this last act of my official life, by 
commending the interests of our -dearest coun- 
try to the protection of Almighty God, and 
those who have the superintendence of them 
to His holy keeping." 

General Mifflin, President of the Congress, 
in giving the answer of Congress, said: "Hav- 
ing, defended the standard of liberty in this 
new world; having taught a new lesson use- 
ful to those who inflict, and to those who feel 
oppression, you retire from the great theatre 
of action with the blessings of your fellow- 
citizens ; but the glory of your virtues will not 
terminate with your military command : it 
will continue to animate remotest ages." 

When it was suggested by some officers, 
after the surrender of Cornwallis, that a mon- 
archy be set up with Washington as king. 



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"he was cut to the quick that his own officers* " 
should deem him an adventurer, willing to ad- 
vance his own power at the expense of the, 
very principles he had fought for." "Be as-zf" 
sured, sir," said the indignant commander, 
"no occurence in the course of the war has 
given me more painful sensations than your 
information of there being such ideas exist- 
ing in the army I am much at a loss 

to conceive what, part of my conduct could 
have given encouragement to an address which 
to me seems big with the greatest mischiefs 
that can befall my country. If I am not de- 
ceived in the knowledge of myself, you could 
not have found a person to whom your schemes 

are more disagreeable Let me conjure 

you, if you have any regard for your country, 
concern for yourself or posterity, or respect 
for me, to banish these thoughts from your 
mind, and never communicate, as from your- 
self or any one else, a sentiment of the like 
nature." 

Washington's Opinion On Profanity. 
A General Order of the Commander-in- 
Chief of the Continental Army, issued at New, 
York in July, 1776, reads : ' ' The General is 
sorry to be informed that the foolish and 
wicked practice of profane cursing and swear- 
ing, a vice heretofore little known in an 
American army, is growing into fashion. He 
hopes the officers will, by example as well as, 
by influence, endeavor to cheek it, and that 
both they and the men will reflect that we| 
can have little hope of the blessing of heaven 
on our arms if we insult it by our impiety and 
folly. Added to this, it is a vice so mean and 
low without any temptation, that every man 
of sense and characer detests and despises 
it. " 

Only six months before Washingf on 's death, > 
when the clouds of war again seemed to be] 
gathering, he was appeal \1 to by McHenry, 
the Secretary of War: "You see how the! 
storm thickens, and that our vessel wjll soon, 
require its ancient pilot. Will you — may we 
flatter ourselves, that in a crisis so awful and 
important, you will accept the command of 
all hearts and all hands, if it is possible that 
they can be united." Washington's reply to 
President Adams was : "As my whole life 
has been dedicated to my country in one shape 
or another, for the poor remains of it, it is 
not an object to contend for ease and quiet, 
when all that is valuable is at stake, further 
than to be satisfied that the sacrifice I should 
make of these is acceptable and desired by my 
country. ' ' 

"A Consolation Within." 
The best of men have their traducers and 
the noble Washington was no exception. Hap- 
py man who can meet his adversaries with 
such words as Washington met his. When a 
scurrilous attack was made upon him by his 
enemies, writing to Henry Lee, he said: "But 
in what will this abuse terminate? For tue 
result, as it respects myself, I care not; for I 
have a consolation within that no earthly 
efforts can deprive me of, and that is, that 
neither ambition nor interested motives havl 
influenced my conduct. The arrows of male! 
volence, therefore, however barbed and well 
pointed, never can reach the most vulnerable 



February 25, 1926. 






METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



jt of me; though whilst I am up as a mark, 
iy will be continually aimed.'' 
Saul Leicester Ford, in his book, "The 
ue. George "Washington," says: "Both his 
smies and his friends bore evidence to his 
lesty. Jefferson said, 'His integrity was 
st pure, his justice the most inflexible T 
ve ever known, no motives of interest or 
isanguinity or friendship or hatred being 
e to bias his decision. He was indeed in 
;ry sense of the word, a wise, a good, and 
;reat man.' " 



(UCATION AND RELIGION— A COMING 
REVIVAL. 

Near the end of "The Outline of History," 
inry G. Wells, its author, is deeply stirred 
he contemplates the next stage in history. 
e Great War ended a period, we are in a 
msition state, what is to follow? Mr. W r ells 
fs: 

'Education is the preparation of the indivi- 
al for the community, and his religious 
lining is the core of that preparation. With 
j great intellectual restatements and expan- 
ds of the nineteenh century, an education- 
break-up, a confusion and loss of aim in 
ucation, was inevitable. We can no longer 
epare. the individual for a community when 
r ideas of a community are shattered and 
dergoing reconstruction. The old loyalties, 
3 old limited and narrow political and so- 
il assumptions, the old too elaborate reli- 
)us formulae, have lost their power of con- 
ation, and the greater ideas of a world state 
d of an economic commonwealth have been 
aning their way only very slowly to rec- 
nition. So far they have swayed only a 
nority of exceptional people. But out of 
e trouble and tragedy of this present time 
ere may emerge a moral and intellectual 
vival, a religious revival, of a simplicity and 
ape to draw together men of alien races and 
w discrete traditions into one common and 
stained way of living for the world's ser- 
se. We cannot forotell the scope and power 

such a revival ; we cannot even produce 
idenee of its onset. The beginnings of such 
ings are never conspicuous. Great move- 
jnts of the racial soul come at first 'like 
thief in the night,' and then suddenly are 
scovered to be powerful and world-wide, 
iligious emotion — stripped of corruptions 
id freed from its last priestly entangle- 
ents — may presently blow through life again 
le a great wind, bursting the doors and 
nging open the shutters of the individual 
:e, and making many things possible and 
-sy that in these present days of exhaustion 
em almost too difficult to desire. 
"If we suppose a sufficient righteousness 
id intelligence in men to produce present- 
, from the tremendous lessons of history. 
i effective will for a world peace' — that is 

say, an effective will for a world law un- 
;r a world government — for in no other 
.sbion is a secure world peace conceivable — 

what manner may we expect things to 
ove towards .this end? That movement will 
■rtainly not go on equally in every country, 
)r is it likely to take at first one uniform 
ode of expression. Here it will find a con- 
mial and stimulating' atmosphere, here it 



will And itself antagonistic to deep tradition 
or racial idiosyncracy or well-organized base 
oppositions. In some cases those to whom the 
call of the new order has come will be liv- 
ing in a state almost ready to serve the ends 
of the greater political synthesis, in others 
they will have to light like conspirators 
against the rule of evil laws. There is little 
in the political constitution of such countries 
as the United States or Switzerland that 
would impede their coalescence upon terms of 
frank give and take with other equally civiliz- 
ed confederations. Political systems involving- 
dependent areas and 'subject peoples' such as 
the Turkish Empire was before the Great 
War, seem, to require something in the nature 
of a breaking up before they can be adapted 
to a federal world, system. Any state obsess- 
ed by traditions of an aggressive foreign pol- 
icy will be difficult to assimilate into a world 
combination. But though here the government 
may be helpful, and here dark and hostile, 
the essential task of men of goodwill in all 
states and countries remains the same, it is 
an educational task, and its very essence is 
to bring to the minds of all men everywhere, 
as a necessary basis for world co-operation, 
a new felling and interpretation, a common 
interpretation, of history." 



WORSHIP. 

You can worship God in your home Sun- 
days — But do you ? 

. You can worship God in the woods and in 
the fields — But do you? 

You can worship God on the road in the 
auto or train — But do you? 

You can worship God by the lakes and 
rivers — But do you? 

Without a church of your own, you can 
worship God in a different church each Sun- 
day — But do you? 

Without making a subscription, you can 
worship God with as large gifts as though you 
contributed regularly — But do you? 

You can gladden our hearts by bringing 
your family and worshiping with us in God's 
house — We shall expect you next Sunday. 
Adapted by L. K. L. 



TOBACCO- "DISINFECTANT" DEFENSE 
RIDDLED. 
Will H. Brown. 

Dr. Alexander D. McConachie, M. D., of 
Baltimore, read a paper at a union meetin? 
of the Maryland State Dental Association and 
the District of Columbia Dental Society, held 
at Baltimore, in which he made this state- 
ment : . A ; 1 ? ; 

"W. D. Miller, of Berlin, isolated more 
than one hundred different kinds of bacteria 
from the secretions and deposits in the mouth 
and strange as it may seem to those who be- 
Heve in the antiseptic properties of tobacco 
found them to be MOST NUMEROUS in the 
FILTHIEST MOUTH, that of the TOBACCO 
CHEWER." 

The Irish Tobacco Trade Journal, in its 
November, 1924, issue, reporting the experj 
ments of Dr. George Wolff, the well-known 
physician of Frankfurt, Germany, with tobac 
co in relation to germs, quotes him as saying: 
"Tobacco smoke hinders the growth and ex 



pansion of germs, though it DOES NOT de- 
stroy them." During the experiments Dr. 
Wolff exposed various germs to tobacco 
smoke, and put them together with "unsmok- 
ed" germs, into an oven generating 'a heat 
of 37 degress centigrade, and found that "the 
unsmoked germs grew more rapidly than the 
others." 

Let us remember, also, that "unsmoked 
BOYS grow more rapidly than the SMOKED 
or smoking boys." 

Dr. William Brady, in answer to the ques- 
tion, "What cures are obtained through in- 
haling and smoking cigarettes?" says: "It 
cures the habit of concentrating, and in many 
cases where there is a hereditary tendency 
to amount to anything, it seems to overcome 
that tendency. ' ' 

WOW! Ttie doctor knows He's telling the 
world some of the things tobacco does. 



Abraham Lincoln said, "Let reverence, for 
the laws be breathed by every American moth- 
er to the lisping babe that prattles on her 
lap; let it be taught in the schools, in the 
seminaries, in the colleges; let it be written 
in primers, spelling books and almanacs; let 
it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed 
in the legislative halls, and enforced in courts 
of justice. In short, let it become the politi- 
cal religion of the nation. ' ' 



NOTES OF TRAVEL. 

My first thought was not to write another 
letter until after sight-seeing in Madeira, 
but there are so many interesting things hap- 
pening, thought best to report them as they 
come. 

Last night waj called C|hris|tian Herald 
night and Mr. Graham Patterson told us ma- 
ny interesting things about the magazine. One 
was when asked the terms of a life subscrip- 
tion, that he discouraged that, while they 
could use the money, he wanted each per- 
son to feel that they were getting the worth 
of their money each year and that they want- 
ed the paper to keep coming — that endow- 
ments in most cases encouraged laziness. 

Then we had a talk from Judge Arthur 
J. Baldwin who owns seventy thousand rein- 
deers in Alaska. He predicted that the time 
would come when Alaska would furnish the 
United States with meat. And by the way 
we had reindeer steak yesterday for dinner 
(supper) and it was very good. The fact is, 
I am trying some of all kinds just to see what 
some of the things are that are billed. Have 
plenty of time and a great variety. He told 
us that the reindeer was the oldest domestic- 
ated animal on this continent. Just a few 
years ago the United States government 
through the recommendation of a missionary 
in Alaska brought over from Siberia 1060 
reindeer and loaned them in fives to the Es- 
kimos with the understanding that they pay 
back that number in a. given time and now 
there are over five hundred thousand there. 
They live mainly by getting the moss from 
under the snow. There were many interest- 
ing travels that he gave which I have not 
time to enumerate here, but may in a later 
paper. 

Rev. George Switzer was also introduced. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



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February 25, 1926. 



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A very old man who was the pastor of Mrs. 
Geo. Lew Wallace, the wife of the author of 
' ' Ben HJur. ' ' Gen. Wallace was not a member 
of the church but a great friend of Dr. Swit- 
zer. This minister was pastor of the family at 
the time Gen. Wallace wrote "The Prince of 
India." t 

It was stated last night in the meeting 
that this was the first trip to cruise the Med- 
iterranean without a bar. All on board who 
have travelled before are proud that they 
are not bothered with the drinkers. 

During our meeting one brother arose and 
stated that seven hunded miles north of us 
an S. 0. S. call was being sent out, "Come at 
once we are sinking fast." But our ship was 
out of reach so Ave did not change our course, 
but Dr. Sheldon led in prayer that the crew 
might be rescued. This caused us all to think 
of the possibility of the peril that might come 
to us at any time. i 

This morning on the bulletin boards was 
stated that the "S. S. Roosevelt" had gone 
to the rescue of the "S. S. Antinoc" and had 
rescued the entire crew at 4 A. M. If there 
were people on that vessel who were skeptical 
I wish they knew that the prayers of five 
hundred Christian people were offered for 
them. 

Many problems are being discussed on 
board by our leaders, and these discussions 
are being led by Drs. Clark and Sheldon. One 
is that much discussed question, "Are our 
young people worse than in other days ? ' ' 

Dr. Sheldon told us this morning that some 
forty or fifty years ago a student at Yale 
dared go to communion, the only one to go; 
that when he came hack a table was laid in 
his room by the students in his absence and 
on his return there was a mock service held 
and he was forced to take part in it. "Do 
you think such a thing possible today?" the 
question was asked. 

The general opinion was that because of p 
lack of worship in the home, no Bible taught 
or even read in many public schools, by the 
time our boys and girls go to college in many 
cases there was no love for the holy taught 
and that caused many to neglect the things 
worthwhile. j " ,'. $."'■: 

This vessel is very interesting. They only 
take on twenty-one thousand barrels of oil for 
fuel. The engine room is a world within it- 
self. While being shown through yesterday 
I met a man in the work by the name of Be- 
thea. He told me he would meet me on deck 
later and talk over our kinship. The chief 
engineer is from Washington, N. C. 

Tomorrow, Friday night, we will dock at 
Funchal, Madeira and spend Saturday sight- 
seeing, and all the letters I have written and 
posted aboard will start back toward America. 
Then it will be six more days before I hear 
from loved ones which will be at Naples 

N. G. Bethea. 

On Board S. S. Republic, Jan. 28 



Friday night about nine o'clock was the 
first sight of land we had gotten since leaving 
New York the twenty-first. 

We were gathered in the Social room when 
some called out that land was sighted. The 



light-house was first sighted and the hazy 
moonlight gave us our first view of the moun- 
tains on Madeira. Everybody was anxious to 
see the anchor cast. But being tired I never 
waited for that performance, but retired so 
as to be ready for landing Saturday morning. 

We have ten groups of fifty each and I am 
in group B. One. That saves the necessity of 
having to be the first or being last. So by the 
time I awoke this morning the first thing- I 
heard was the cry of the Portuguese boy cliv- 
ers who had lined up on the sides of the ves- 
sel where we were to disembark — the front 
side. j '= -i'-*l"# 

They were there calling for .money to see 
them dive. Deep enough for a ship — that draws 
thirty-six feet of water. These boys with 
thin bathing suits on, some not over eight, 
it seemed to me, would dive right off by the 
ship's side from their little boats and catch 
a dime — nothing less,— they would not jump 
for anything less — before it would get ten feet 
under. They could swim likefrogs and of'eourse 
it was new to the tourists and quite a good 
deal of money, was thrown over before wc 
started ashore. 

To describe this city in all of its beauty 
nestled up against the side of this great moun- 
tain which is three thousand three hundred 
feet above sea level would take a word" paint- 
er with rare gifts. Many of our company, in 
fact all I heard describe it, said it was one 
of the finest views they had ever seen. 

Landing, we walked to the railway station 
where we boarded a cog wheel train that took 
us to the top in about forty-five minutes- 
four miles. On top, at a very fine up-to-date 
hotel we ate dinner, or luncheon as they call 
it. By this time it was raining and our view 
of the ocean and the city was cut off. We 
saw it looking up, but not looking down. 

Soon after eating we started down on a 
sled, for we had our choice either sled or 
train. This is something like a settee with a 
slide arrangement underneath. Two natives 
with ropes would guide it, bold back when 
it got too fast, pulling when it got slow. We 
came very near being upset once as the trail 
down is laid with small rock across the road 
in ridges about like sweet potato ridges. These 
are made so these men would have a brace to 
either pull or put on brakes — the latter gen- 
erally. One of these projected up and whirled 
us around. Brother Ballard from Greensboro 
and Brother Corn from Adrian, Michigan, 
were with me. So the good Lord took care of 
us and kept us from being spilled down the 
mountain-side. 

These men who were running our slide got 
mighty tired over half-way down and said we 
would have to let them rest. Their rest was at 
a wine shop. They wanted to be tipped off 
with a drink. Whn assured that we were not 
in that business they pulled on. 

They landed us at the railway station and 
then we three set out on a tour of the town, 
without a guide. I felt secure as these folks 
like myeslf were all stunned somewhere when 
growth was in order, and Brother Corn being 
so large I felt that they would be afraid of 
him. 

As soon as we started the fun began. Every 



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store of every order keeps wine to sell, other; 
things are a side line. Corn being a big red 
faced, two-hundred-pounder, they always tack-' 
led him to sell the wine. We went in all kinds/ 
of stores and the wine was ever there. One 
man, when we wouldn't buy, brought out some 
samples to get us to try it. On being told we 
were ministers and did not drink he said, 
' ' Oh, de priest, he drink wine. ' ' We saw one 
big fat priest with his red sox and white col- 
lar with a red band, and a long black frock 
on, smoking a cigarette. One man with only 
one shoe and it nearly worn out, smoking a 
cigarette. 

And the beggars ! They beggar my descrip- 
tion. One hundred and eighty-five housand on 
the island, ninety thousand in this city of 
Funchal, and it seemel to me half of them 
were beggars. Poor priest-ridden people. What 
dissipation doesn't get from some of them the 
priests do. If you did not see the city till you 
got on the filthy narrow streets you would not 
think it beautiful. But the narrow streets 
walled in keep you from seeing all. This is 
one place where distance lends enchantment. 
There are many beautiful castles on the moun- 
tain side. 

Promptly at five we sailed and our next 
landing is Gibraltar. Many pathetic and many 
amusing sights today but I must desist. 

N. G. Betfiea. 

On board S. S. "Republic," 
Saturday, January 30. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR WALL CHART. 



The Board of Young People's Work of the 
Methodist Protestant Church has prepared a 
Christian Endeavor wall chart covering the 
new Fidelity Campaign of he United Society, 
adapting it to the use of Methodist Protes- 
tant Christian Endeavorers. It covers the 
entire program and can be used in conjunc- 
tion with the United Society chart. 

If you desire a real program for the devel- 
opment of your Christian Endeavor, here it is. 
We will mail a. copy to each Christian En- 
deavor president whose name and address we 
have on file. 

We do not make any charge for the chart, ' 
however, if you desire to send us fifty cents 
to cover expenses, it will be appreciated, but 
do not let this stand in the way of using the 
program. We want your society to receive the 
benefits derived therefrom. 

Please send to Rev. E. A. Sexsmith, D. 
D., 516 N. Charles street, Baltimore, Md., the 
name and address of your Christian Endeavor 
president and you will receive a chart. 

E. A. Sexsmith, Executive Secretary. 



— On Feb. 15 a monument erected by the 
government of Cuba at a cost of three- 
quarters of a million dollars was unveil- 
ed at Havana, Cuba. The monument is 
a memorial to the 260 Americans who lost 
their lives in the sinking of the U. S. battle- * 
ship Maine in Havana harbor, Feb. 15, 1898. 
Representatives of our State, War and Navy 
Departments, and of the Senate and the House • 
of Representatives attended the ceremonies. 



February 25, 1920. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HE1ALD 



THE WORK AND THE WORKERS. 

The workers fall by the way, but the work 
must go on.. May God help all of us to be 
more faithful to Him and to each other. 
Rev. Clifton Lawrence Whitaker, D. D. 

I am sure you were shocked, as I was, when 
the sad news came announcing the sudden go- 
ng home of Dr. C. L. Whtaker of the High 
Point College. Dr. Whitaker was president 
>f the North Carolina Annual Conference 
ivhen I joncd it in 1901 at Henderson and 
prtainly during my 25 years in the confer- 
ence, he has been an outstanding figure 
imong us. He has been our conference lawyer 
dnce the passing of Rev. W. A. Bunch. All 
)f us delighted to turn to him concerning 
joints of church law, feeling that when we 
lad his opinion we had the last word on it. 
Ie was a broad-gaged man, a'.'ways big enough 
o rise above differences of opinion. 

We never know just how badly we will 
aiss a man like Dv. Whitaker until we are 
•ailed upon to give him up. We shall miss 
lim in the counsels of our church. I counted 
im my friend, and as such I shall miss him. 

After a full day's work as librarian and 
>rofessor of the High Point College, while 
he evening shades were gathering about him 
;nd while he was preparing to g'o to a Broth- 
rhood supper at the First Methodist Prot- 
stant Church in High Point, the summons 
uddenly came and his spirit went back to the 
iod who gave it. We loved him and we shall 
liss him. 

An obituary committee will be appointed 
oon, so I will not further anticipate what the 
ommittee shall say in a more lengthy state- 
ment concerning the life and works of this 
iur fallen comrade. 

Welch Memorial. 

Sunday morning, February 21, was .spent 
vith Brother T. E. Pierce and his people at 
^elch Memorial, and it was delightful to 
e with them both in the Sunday school and 
he preaching services. This church is in fine 
hape at this time. They have had a most 
conderful meeting since conference, and the 
Estor tells me that he has received over 80 
lembers within the last few weeks. They had 
65 in Sunday school and the interest is such 
s to make one feel good to be there. If they 
eep growing like this they will soon need 
nore room to house their people. The pas- 
ors holding about four shop meetings per 
reek besides his regular church services. They 
re planning to pay 50 per cent, or more, on 
heir A. C. B. by the first of March. 
English Street 

At the evening service last Sunday it was 
ay pleasure and privilege to be with Broth- 
t W. M. Pike and his people at English 
Itrcet. Brother Pike seems happy in the 
vork, and his people are delighted with him.. 
'he position there was not an easy one to 
landle when Brother Pike took it, and a less 
areful man would not have handled it so 
rell; but the church now seems to be in fine 
ondition. The Sunday school and the Chris- 
ian Endeavor Society as well as the church 
ervices are all well attended. These people 
re planning to pay thir A. C. B. in full by 
ie first of March. 



Lebanon. 

On Monday evening, March 22, I had the 
pleasure of accompanying Rev. J. R. Hutton 
to Lebanon to attend a revival being held 
there by "The Gang" of High Point. This is 
a group of young men which was organized 
for Christian service during the Stephens 
meeting in High Point. An older man who 
was present last night told me that there 
had been something like 2,000 conversions 
in and around High Point since the Stephens 
meetings closed last fall. This is not our old- 
time way of holding evangelistic services, 
and some who desire to move true to form 
may find many things to criticise about these 
meetings, but the thing we are after is to get 
men and women converted, and to get them 
into our churches, and to get them to work 
for the Master. The meeting last night was a 
good one and held in a most enthusiastic way 
The people, of Lebanon are ready to pay their 
A. C. B. in full by March 1. If it were not 
anticipating our treasurer's report to me, I 
would report Lebanon out this week. 
Chlurch Extension Once More. 

In the field of Church Extension we have 
done some of the best work within North Car- 
olina that we have been able to do at all dur- 
ing the last few years. We must not let this 
work lag. And yet our work for this year, 
according to conference action, depends upon 
onr collections for Church Extension during 
February. It is encouraging to know that so 
many of our charges are doing so well in rais- 
ing the annual conference budget during this 
month ; but there are a number of the charges 
not yet heard from. Surely every charge will 
report by the first of March. The first day of 
March is Monday, so please send in all the 
conference money you have that day. And if 
more is to follow soon it will be helpful if 
you will report that fact. We are just de- 
pending upon every charge to respond to this 
appeal for Church Extension funds, and if any 
one charge, or if any one church fails to re- 
spond then the cause of Church Extension 
suffers just that much. So please report to 
Mr. V. W. Idol, High Point, N. C, next" Mon- 
day. 

Not Forgetting the General Conference 
Budget. 

According to conference action we are 
pressing for the A. C. B. during February. 
We have not forgotten, and we would not 
have you forget that every opportuniiy should 
be seized to pay every dollar possible on the 
G. C. B. 

Easter will soon be upon us, and for some 
years now the Easter offering has gone to 
Home Missions. Order your Easter programs 
and supplies from Rev. J. M. Sheridan, D.D.. 
516 North Carles Street, Baltimore, Md., and 
begin getting ready for the Easter services, 
and lay it upon the hearts of the people that 
this affords a good opportunity to pay up all ' 
claims for home missions. . Tweny-three per 
cent of the G. C. B. goes to the Board of 
Home Missions, and Easter is a good time to 
raise that much of vour apportionment for 
the G. C. B. 

Every pastor will do well to make much of i 
Holv Week as a time of ingathering into the 



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church, as well as a time to collect for home 
missions. Decision Day should be planned for 
that time, and all Sunday school pupils who 
are not Christians should be led to accept 
Christ, and 'brought into the church at this 
time. Lay your plans to put across a great 
program for the Lord and His church at Eas- 
ter. Easter conies this year the first Sunday 
in April, so there is just about one month to 
ge ready for it. 

. Rev. R. E. Andrews. 

For some reason the name of Rev. R. E. 
Andrews was left out of the last Conference 
Journal. No one is to blame for it that I 
know of. It is a matter for the Conference 
Faculty to straighten out next fall. In the 
meantime Brother Andrews tells me that he 
has his credentials showing that he was re- 
ceived into the conference at its sessions in 
Concord. I gladly make this statement that 
his friends may know that we hold nothing 
against the character of Brother Andrews, 
nor did he withdraw from the Conference. 

Yours in the Master's service, 

A. G Dixon. 



REV. E. G. COWAN AND HIS FAMILY. 



You will be glad to know that Brother 
Cowan is much improved in health thougli 
still under the care of physicians. But this 
last Sunday evening Mrs. Cowan was ordered 
to the hospital by her doctor, and underwent 
a rather heavy operation early Monday mor- 
ning. The doctor thinks she will have to re- 
main in the hospital for about three weeks. 
The doctors are very kind in not charging any 
fees, but hospital bills and living expenses 
must be met. 

Letters have gone to all Sunday school su- 
perintendents in the conference asking for a 
free-will offering. Many have responded, and 
we thank you. Others are planning to re- 
spond, and we also thank you. 

One superintendent in replying said, "I 
want to apologize for not giving attention to 
this sooner; for if our Sunday school training 
does not cause us to give in a case of this 
kind then our teaching is in vain." 

If all Sunday schools which have not re- 
sponded to this call would respond right 
away, I would not have to urge this again. 

A few individuals have sent offerings, and 
we thank these. I am sure others would send 
donations if they realized the need, and if they 
knew how much these dear people appreciate 
this help. The oldest son is at work making 
all he can. . Please send contributions to me 
at 126 Tate street, Greensboro, N. C. 

Faithfully yours, A. G. Dixon. 



— .John D. Rockfeller, Jr., has offered to 
give the sum of 10 million dollars to the 
Egyptian nation for the ercetion and upkeep 
of a big museum at Cairo. However, he lays 
r'own certain conditions that King Faud, of 
Eaypt, has not yet accepted. He would have 
the museum under the control of American 
directors. King Faud, on the other hand, would 
have the museum under full control of the 
Egyptian government. 






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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD Hf]f [pfl' 



February 25, 19 • 



ON BOARD S. S. REPUBLIC JAN. 25. 
My trip from Lexington to New York was 
of no interest more than the fact I got no 
sleep. The Pullman conductor claimed that 
the agent at Lexington had no right to sell 
me the berth he did. The reason as I saw it 
was that he had a claim to sell it before I 
got on. So he put me on a lower in the rear 
of the Ford Pullman and one of the fenders 
.was loose so that kept up such a racket that 
by the time I got used to that, one of 
the wheels had a puncture or a blow out — any- 
way the wheel bumped like a flat tire with 
the check valve hitting the hard surface roads. 
Any way it was too early to call on Mr. Cool- 
idge when we reached Washington and as I 
was traveling on a Southern permit I changed 
there and took the "Colonial Express" which 
took us along at a rapid rate. 

I boarded a car in Washington that looked 
good and nice looking men were getting on 
it ; but just before the train pulled out a man 
called out "This is a smoker, car for ladies 
in the rear." So I grabbed my hand bag and 
so did the ladies and so did most of the ne- 
groes on board that car. Yes, they have no 
color line so far as the race is concerned, but 
I notice that those same people who criticise 
our "Jim Crow" cars will hunt around lots 
before they will sit down by a colored per- 
son. 

One of the things that impressed me was 
the vast amount of unreclaimed land lying 
along the Penn. R. R, No ice when I left home 
but there was ice in the Delaware, but we 
didn't have the trouble Washington had when 
he surprised the British. 

I have been in the North several times be- 
fore, but this was my first time to see the 
Mason and Dixon line sign that made me 
feel just a little different, though not a feel- 
ing of prejudice. 

Well, after landing in New York and hav- 
ing my trunk carried over to the Pier of the 
Republic in Hoboken I began to try to locate 
my friend Mr. Bullen. representative of the 
London Times, for he came to meet me and 
my train was twenty-five minutes earlier than 
I expected. But I found him at his hotel, the 
Albert, naturally, he's an Englishman and 
his wife a very genial Scotch lady. They show- 
ed me every courtesy and left off nothing 
that would give me comfort and pleasure. I 
even went to the Times Garden Theater with 
them to see charming Pollocks play — "The 
Enemy," which I am sure if everybody could 
see it would arouse them against war. We went 
sight-seeing then till 12:15 A. M. 

Early next morning we were out and free 
then till time to get to boat at 2 P. M. We 
were on the go. 

Vir.ited New York Public Library, sat down 
in George Washington's pew where he wor- 
shipped while in New York City, visited "the 
little Church around the Corner" took lun- 
cheon 34 stories up in the Bankers Club, of 
which my friend is a member and visited 
many other places of interest that the average 
American knows about if he has never seen. 
Then we were loaded in a "Tribe" and shot 



become famous over night — I can tell you. why 
later. I wonder if those machines are work- 



ing now. 



this one of the most effective phases of J 
activities. j 

S. Coupled with the usual visitation of v 



ih.arit.able with the fish or not. N. G. Bethea. 



In my next I can tell you whether I was' Secretaries to the sessions of the Annual C$ 

ferences each one has endeavored to bril 
to bear upon our leaders the whole progra 
of the Church. They have not gone out 
representatives of their particular enterpri 
but as representing the unified program 
the denomination. 

9. The most successful single service we ha 
rendered the Church is in the distribution 
the Christmas program. The last General Co 
ference had discontinued the Christmas sc 
vice known as "Educational Day, leaving on 



BUDGET COUNCIL ACTIVITIES. 

Inquiries sometimes reach the Secretaries 
of the various denominational Boards regard- 
ing the. activities of the Budget Council. "We 
see nothing about it," they say, and are in- 
clined to feel nothing has been accomplished. 

At a recent meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee and Budget Council this matter was 



of the Budget Council work. 

1. Articles were formulated and presented 
to each of our annual conferences for distri- 
buton. These articles contemplate the organi- 
zation of Animal Conference Budget Coun- 
cils composed of the President, Secretary and 
Treasurer, and as many more as the local au- 
thorities feel may be necessary. This Annual 
Conference Budget Council forms a point of 
contact between the denominational Budget 
Council and the local congregations. Wherev- 
er this plan has been followed gratifying re- 
sults have taken place. 

2. The Budget Council meets monthly at 
which time reports are made by the several 
Secretaries, the situation canvassed, further 
plans made, and attention given to any oher 
matters directly related to our work. 

3. Since the cost of the programs for the 
special days is paid out of the undesignated 
funds of the Church instead of by the Boards 
interested, all programs and essential plans 
for the special days are reviewed by the Bud- 
get Council. An effort is being made to reduce 
the Cost of the programs to as low a point as 
may be consistent with the largest service 
to the causes represented. 

4. The denominational territory has been 
divided into four areas, over which each Secre- 
tary has been p'aced as special Councillor. He 
is not a supervisor or commander-in-chief. 
His functions are primarily advisory and co- 
operative. 

5. Each Secretary has endeavored to make 
his correspondence with the pastors of his 
area a personal contact that would secure the 
largest possible response to the denomination- 
al program. The practice of writing letters 
indiscriminately and showering them iipon the 
pastors has been studiously avoided. Letters 
go, out only when it is necessary. 

6. A number of leaflets have been publish- 
ed by the authority of the Budget Council. 
These have been very brief and strictly to 
the point. They have been sent to the pas- 
tors with an accompanying letter urging them 
to use the utmost discretion in distributing 
them to their people. The Budget Council 

fe seriously in the dark as to the value of 
this feature of their work. 

7. Group meetings have been held by each ; 
Secretary in one or more of the conferences 
of their area. These have proved very help- 



discussed, and it seems advisable to give a 

brief account of some of our activities. Brief- three special days, Rally Day, Easter, ai 
y stated, the following are specific features Children's Day. The requests from our p? 

pie were so numerous and urgent the Budg 
Council felt justified in offering the Chris 
mas service again. Their suggestion was sar 
tioned by the Executive Committee. Secreta 
E. A. Sexsmith, in whose charge this matt 
was placed, reports that 446 orders were l 
ceived. A number of our annual conferenc 
bad special programs or campaigns under w, 
which interfered with a larger support 
this plan. However, the response of the chur 
has been most gratifying, and generous fi 
ancial returns are anticipated. To Februa 
1st the church Treasurer had received $15 
from the Christmas offerings. 

Needless to say the Budget Council has m 
a number of hindering circumstances 
venting them from accomplishing their obj< 
tives in as large a way as might be hoped f< 
In the first place, many of our Annual (M 
ferences have adopted such intensive and bi 
densome programs that the denominatioi 
program is inadvertently crowded out. 
has seemed impossible to break through 
give the denominational program a fair 
portunity to succeed. Again many of our pi 
tors are so preoccupied with local programs 
debt paying, improvement, remodeling, _ or < 
'argeinent of their equipment that it is pi 
sically impossible for them to carry any ml 
responsibility. They do not feel justified 
a'sking their people to contribute to anythi 
which seems so remote as the denominate 
program in the face of pressing local respc, 
abilities. Furthermore, our annual conferei 
executives are themselves over-burdened. Tl; 
are responsible for the success of the Anm, 
Conference program. They have recalcitl 
pastors with which to deal, trying local 1 
ditions, and with other responsibilities tl; 
find it frequently most difficult to com! 
hend the General Conference plans within | 
realm of their own concern. 

It should he remembered also that 
Secretary is responsible for a phase of Chi 
tian work of the utmost importance, to 
iustly by the causes they represent. To ca 
the work on successfully and with increas 
usefulness to the Church and Kingdom 
lv absorbs every minute of time and 
oureo of energy. In spite of the fact t 
th- "ucoess of the Budget is inextricably 
Y.'v-l in the success of their work it 
1-e-ri found most difficult to coordinate 1 
o-'-trr- rises, without injuring the special t 
jrfor which each is held responsible. One ot 
hindrance might be mentioned, and that is 



clear under the Hudson River and on land-J.ful in many ways. It has brought the Secre- 
iug on the pier I was besieged by newspaper! taries closer to the people and encouraged 
men with their cameras and I thought I had j the pastors. The Budget Council considers 



February 25. 1926. 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



fear of adding' further expense without a com-; 
rnensurate return. We are all profoundly in- 
terested in the success and continued growth 
of our beloved Zion. It is a pleasure to make 
any sacrifice that will promote our vital in- 
terests. To be penny wise and pound foolish 
is suicidal, but it takes a discriminating judg- 
ment to know when one is guilty of such an 
attitude. To be conservative and yet progres- 
sive has been the policy of the Budget Ooun-j 
|il. Frank W. Stephenson. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION ITEMS. 

It is not an exaggeration to say that the 
entire Methodist Protestant Church is proud 
of Western Maryland's success in raising 
$375,000 for her endowment. Dr. Ward, and 
all your Loyal helpers, we heartily congratu- 
late you! It is a magnificent achievement. The 
college will he able to render a still larger 
service for the church and the nation. 

Of the $135,000 that Kansas City Univer- 
sity is attempting to raise to liquidate its ob- 
ligations and prepare the way for still larg- 
er things over $17,000 has been provided for. 
Practically all of this has been contributed by 
the United Brethren people of Kansas. The 
university Methodist Protestant church has 
pledged $775. 

The effort being made by High Point college 
to liquidate its obligations as well as build up 
a substantial endowment is being watched with 
intense interest throughout the denomination. 
Surely we have no people more heroic. They 
have been sacrificing to the limit and evident- 
ly intend to continue to do so until the col- 
lege is on a solid financial foundation. If 
those who have done little would do half as 
much as those who are carrying the load, the 
problem would be solved without delay. 

Dr. Elderdice is on the last lap of the cam- 
paign for funds for the home of the presi- 
dent of the Seminary. Hardly a Sunday goes 
by that does not find him speaking from one 
to five times promoting the' cause of minis- 
terial education and the interests of the Semi- 
nary. If the alumni and friends respond as 
they usually do the entire indebtedness will 
be wiped out by the close of the present schoo 1 
year. It is a consumuation devoutly to be 
wished. 

The mid-year meeting of the trustees of 
Adrian college will he held some time in 
March. At that time the Commission appoint- 
ed by the last General Conference will make 
its final report in which will be found their 
recommendation not to remove the college. 
A detailed outline from the administration of 
the contemplated campaign for endowment 
and new buildings will be submitted also for 
the consideration of the Trustees. It promises 
to be one of the most interesting and import- 
ant meeting this body has ever held. 

The returns from the Rally Day offerings 
for January were anything but encouraging. 
The amount received to January 30 is $1504.- 
0S less than durirng the same period a year ; 
ago. The returns by the conferences are as 
follows : 

1. Ohio ' $3,224.58 

2. Maryland 2618.88 

3. Pittsburgh 1224.21 , : 



Eastern 787.92 ed another so our number remains at 17. We 

Indiana 605.85 need $2^50 to take care of these young peo- 

West Virginia 576.47 j pie. All but about $1200 of this is reasonably 

Onondaga 370.72 '■ sure to come in. We are on the search for that. 



No. Carolina 308.26 

Kansas 305.58 

Illinois 251.13 

11. Michigan 250.00 

] 2. Alabama 125.00 



Frank W. Stephenson, 
Sec'y Board of Education. 



13. Iowa-Mo 

14. Arkansas 

15. Texas 

16. Kentucky . . . 

17. Georgia 

18. Col.-Tex (Col. 
Miscellaneous . 



88.36 
77.63 
75.00 
17.50 
12,42 
10.00 
6.00 



CHILDREN'S HOME. 

Union Grove, Orange, $3.05 ; First Church, 
High point, $31.12; Shoals, Pinnacle and Mt. 
Zion, $2.40; Charlotte, Richland, $3; First 
Church, Thomasville, $8.21; Flag Springs, 
Why Not, $1 ; Bethesda, N. Davidson, $6.15. 

Sunday Schools : 

Mt. PJeasant, Mt. Pleasant, $4.70; Ray Bi- 
ble class, Graham, $2.70; Whitakers, $6; Miss 
Mamie Johnston, Sunday Eggs, $1; Mt. Le- 
banon, Randleman, $5.30; Worthville, Randle- 
man, $5.33; Pine Grove, Kernersville, $5; Ai, 
Kernersville, $1.75; Efland, Orange, $6.55; 



College, $2.25; Bethany, Randolph, $2.05; Mrs. 
D. T. Gaster, Sunday E2gs, Bethany Church, 
$3; Flat Rock, Vance, $2.50; Hickory Ridge, 
Forsyth, $5.15 ; Mebane, $13 ; Calvary, Greens- 
boro, $14.83; Concord, First Church, $25. 

Other Gifts: 

Shoes, from a little girl in Asheboro; box 
of wearing apparel, Blue Ridge, Texas; Mrs. 
H. A. Garrett, a pair of shoes ; Mrs. Cora 
Voncannon, pair of shoes; Montgomery Nurs- 
ery Co., Candor, N. C, A nice Bundle of peach 
trees to enlarge our orchard. 

Thank you all. Who will be the next to 
make a contribution to the Home? 

E. G. Lowdermilk, Supt. 



10935.66 

Like the other Boards the Board of Educa- 
tion is facing a very discouraging situation. 
Our income during the first nine months of Fountain Place, Burlington, $3.83; Grace Ba- 
our fiscal year is nearly $11000 less than last raca class > Greensboro, $12; Grace, Greens- 
year. This means that it will be impossible I boro > $18.75; Haw River, $5.15; Lebanon, 
'to make the contributions to our colleges and H% h Point, $7.43; C. E. Society, High Point 
seminary that we planned. Expenses have been 
cut to the very limit, but that cannot create 
budget returns. It simply emphasizes anew 
that endowments are essential to make cer- 
tain the continuance of our institutions. The 
support from the Board of Education enables 
them to operate with little or no deficit, and 
as they grow their income must somehow be 
increased. Discouraging deficits this year are 
certain unless the Budget receipts take a big 
jump before April 30. 

Visits to our schools always send the Sec- 
retary away greatly encouraged. A few days 
spent at Adrian recently were an inspiration. 
Such an earnest and enthusiastic group of 
young people industriously preparing for life's 
responsibilities give hope for the future of 
the church and the Kingdom. Yes, and the 
nation as well. Leaders with the Christian 
viewpoint are needed as much if not more 
than ever. Adrian, as well as our other schools 
are sending out scores of the finest kind of 
young people every year. If a church college 
had no other result to commend it that is 
enough. 

Special efforts are being made by the Sec- 
retary to secure extra large repayments of 
the loans made to former beneficiaries of the 
Board. The response so far has been very en- 
couraging. Those who have not responded wit 1 ) 
cash have indicated checks would be forthcom- 
ing before the close of our fiscal year, April 
30. Over $50,000 is due the Board on loans to 
ministerial students and some of this has 
been running for many years. If half of this 
amount could be collected and placed wiU 
our invested funds it would enable the Board 
to treat the present beneficiaries more gener- 
ously and lessen the necessity of depending 
upon the budget for assistance. Nearly $7000. 
is required this year to take care of our min 
isterial students. We must secure $3801) from|| 
return payments or draw on 
ceipts 



CHILDREN'S CHURCH IN CHINA. 

The following will be appreciated by those 
who are interested in church services for 
children, etc. It is a report by Mrs. Maude 
Lawson Soderbom of the work in which she 
has great interest. 

"Our Tungkuan chapel — the chapel in Kal- 
gan, the Mission's properties are outside the 
city wall — was so overcrowded that there was 
not room for the people who attended, so it 
became necessary to do something at once. In 
order to make room for the older folks, we 
kept 75 of our smallest boys and girls on the 
compound instead of sending them to Tung- 
kuan each Sunday. Still we felt that they too 
should have their services of worship, so out 
of the overcrowded condition of our down- 
town chapel has come the children's church 
and prayer meeting. 

"The children's church is held in the girl's 
school chapel Sunday morning at the same 
time as our service at Tungkuan. 

"It is under the joint supervision of 
Air. Ts'ui, a teacher in the boys' school, and 
Miss Hu. a teacher in the girls' school. 

'The little ones are now having a service 
our budget re-] adapted to their years, and one in which they 
too can fully participate. The children march 
Responses to our appeal from friends for, into chapel in an orderiy way and take their 
the Student Loan Fund are coming in at a J seats, the boys on the right side and the girls 
moderate rate. One young 1 man has found ition the left side of the room, 
necessary to leave school but we have accept-] "The services usually open with a hymn 



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METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 25, 19§ 



selected by the teacher in charge. This is 
usually followed by one chosen by the chil- 
dren, after which there is a prayer sometimes 
made by a teacher, sometimes by one of the 
children. Then the children, choose and sing 
another hymn, and like all Chinese sing- with 
all their heart and all their lungs as if they 
thoroughly enjoyed it, so our little folks fair- 
ly make the room ring with their singing. 

''Next in order comes the lesson of the day. 
Mr. Ts'ui is a great lover of children, and 
knows how to hold their attention. Some- 
times the lesson will be in story form, some- 
times it consists mostly of questions and an- 
swers, and sometimes the children are per- 
mitted to tell the stories themselves. So in 
every way possible everything is done to make 
them feel that this is their service, and that 
they are a part of it. 

"After the lesson the collection is taken 
up, although very few have anything to eon- 
tribute. At the conclusion of each service each 
child is given a picture post card. These cards 
are treasures to them. Our use of these cards 
is constantly increasing, and we would ap- 
preciate all the used postcards and picture 
cards that would be sent to us from the home- 
land, as we not only use them here at Kal- 
gan, but in the outstations as well. Mrs. C. 
G. Soderbom, Kalgan China. 

Children's Prayer Meeting. 

"While the regular prayer meeting is be- 
ing held in the girls' school chapel on Wed- 
nesday afternoons, our little folks gather in 
the boys' school chapel for their prayer meet- 
ing. The leaders are mostly teachers from 
the girls' school. This meeting' is a little var- 
ied from the Sunday service. Two stories il- 
lustrating the same Bible truth are usually 
told, the children usually singing a hymn 
just after the first story. This service con- 
cludes with the Lord's prayer. No collection 
is taken at this service, and no cards are 
distributed. 

"The children's services are new to our 
workers, and it is almost impossible to ob- 
tain any Chinese books or helps along this 
line. Some of the workers read and under- 
stand English very well. 

"We ask your prayers for this work among 
our smallest chi'dren." Fred C. Klein. 

P. S. During' the month of March my week- 
ly article will not appear in this column, as 
our church papers will carry a full page ad- 
vertisement in behalf of the Budget Council 
with whose work all the secretaries are iden- 
tified. 



OUR TASK AND OUR PRIVILEGE. 



Four new names appear on A. C. B. list this 
week, Calvary, Glen Raven, Davidson, and 
Midland. These are given a most hearty wel- 
come. We prophesied last week that C41en 
Raven would be coming in and here they are 
at 12. Fine. Calvary went over the top so ear- 
ly last year they did not give us time to know 
where they were going' to stop until they 
were over, and they make their appearance 
now at 7. The other two c 1 irges held g-ood 
places last year and are coming in fine this 
year. 



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Paid All Claims In Full. 
State St. Lexington. 

Paid A. C. B. In Full. 

Whitakers, 
Fountain Place. 

Paid College Assessment In Full. 
Whitakers. 

Grace. 
Mebane. 
Glen Raven. 

Paid On College Assessment. 

West End $21.00 

Albermarle 15.00 

Littleton 9.00 

Forsyth 1.90 

West Forsyth 1,50 

Paid On A. C. B. 

Grace $160.00 

First Church, High Point 120.00 

Cbarlfatte 71.14 

Asheboro 63.33 

Flat Rock 62.02 

Orange 60.00 

Burlington 50.00 

Calvary 50.00 

West End 48.00 

Siler City 45.00 

Granville 40.00 

Albemarle 38.71 

Forsyth 38.04 

Glen' Raven 37.50 

Littleton 37.50 

Tabernacle 30.65 

Pleasant Grove 30.00 

Randleman 23.00 

Welch 22.00 

Kernersville 21.72 

Richland 21.00 

Halifax 16.60 

Davidson 16.00 

Saxapahaw 13.61 

Why Not 12.25 

Midland 10.80 

Bess Chapel 10.00 

Rockingham 9.00 

Union Grove 7.50 

West Forsyth 7.50 

Cleveland 7.00 

Vance 6.75 

Chase City 5.00 

Denton 4.80 

Guilford 4.00 

Roberta 3.75 

Melton 's Grove 2.09 

Paid On G. C. B. 

1st Church High Point $35.00 

Asheboro 2<8.65 

Spring Church . . . 26.87 

Forsvth 26.48 

West End 25.00 

Graham 24.00 

Siler City 21.70 

Asheville 20.00 

Albemarle 1922 

Littleton 17.50 

Thomasville, 1st 16.19 

Orange 16.00 

Randleman 15.50 

Saxapahaw 15.29 

Mebane ■' 14-2 * 

Burlington 13.72 

North Davidson 12-56 



18. Pinnacle 12.36 

19. South Davidson 11.0(| 

20. Anderson 10.8& 

21. Mocksville 9.8| 

22. Tabernacle 9.3a 

23. Flat Rock 8.09 

24. Calvary S.0I 

25. LincoTnton 7.5; 

26. Glen Raven 7.5 

27. Fountain Place 7.' 

28. Pleasant Grove 7. 

29. Why Not 6. 

30. Bess Chapel 5. 

31. Cleveland 4. 

32. Paaeland 4. 

33. Richland 4.0i 

34. Guilford 2.o| 

35. Union Grove 2.09 

Four new names added to the lists this weefl 

leaving 47 yet to hear from. These we ai 
expecting to report next week. For we believi 
that ever charge will make a successful effort 
to raise the Annual Conference Budget aij 
the College Assessment this month. If n 
all then a good percentage of it. 

Good gains were made by Flat Rock, Littl 
ton and Saxapahaw on the A. C. B. and Silel 
City on the G. C. B. 

It is interesting to note how close soma 
charges come to goina' ahead of the one abova 
— note Fountain Place and Pleasant Grova 
Thomasville, 1st and Orange. But to get 1 
down to the finest note Lincolnton and Gleij 
Raven and Randleman and Saxapahaw. "Bj 
such slender threads do destinies hang." 

A. G. Dixon. 



RECEIPTS FOR OOLU5GK 

Amount previously reported $162,003.07. 

E. I. Bellamy, $40.00; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. 
Leonard, $35; C. E. McCulloch, $25; Mil 
Nellie Ellis, $5; P. Walker Smith, $35; Mr| 
H. E. Vassar, $20: Mrs. L. Clarence Kerrm 
$S ; W. H. Chilcutt, $10 ; Mrs. W. H. Chilcutl 
$5; J. N. Boseman, $5; Mrs. Lela Willey, $41 
Miss Mary Curl, $2.50; R. L. Curl, $3; Rei 
T. A. Williams, $15; J. D. Murphy, $33,341 
E. M. Hauser, $5; J. E. Veach, $15; S. 1 
Floyd, $15; Emily Floyd, $5; Pauline Floyd 
Hawkins, $5; Union Chapel Sunday school 
Granville Charge, $8; L. L. Richardson, $5 : i 
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mann, $7.50; Mr. anc 
Mrs. Tom Butler, $14; R. P. Butler, $14; | 
P. Butler, $6; Spring Church Sunday school 
$1.38; Miss Mary C. McCulloch, $25; H. B 
Sowell, $10; Charles F. Tankersley, Jr., $101 
Euaene Faulkner, $25: W. A. Frank, $10. | 

Total, $162,415.79. 

Endowment Insurance Fund. 

Amount previously reported, $3*886.86. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Lindley, $5. 

Total, $3,801.86. 

Since my last report I have received fron 
Rev. 3. B. O'Briant check for $300. Brothel 
O'P-iant has handled a note for that amount 
iir 1 -vs?.d by some of his good members. TheH 
ar? a few other notes still out, for which wi 
■vr • hoping to receive the money before long 

A -ood brother has just made a contribu 
';i— He stated that he might have paid thi 
ar u'.d before, but from what kispastor sal 









February 25, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



he judged that the college was just about gone, 
and he did not see any need of paying out 
more money if it would not accomplish any- 
thing. This will give an idea of the dilemma in 
which we are placed. If we emphasize the val- 
ue of our property and appear to be prosper- 
ous, folks will think we do not need the mon- 
ey, and if we explain how badly we do need 
it, it may be inferred that the college is 
about to fail. The simple truth is that we 
have property in Greensboro and High Point 
valued at nearly Six Hundred Thousand Dol- 
lars ; we owe a large amount of money, and 
we need that which has been promised us, 
in order that we may meet our obligations. 
It is not conceivable that the Methodist Pro- 
testant Church, having gone this far, would 
consider withdrawing support, and allowing 
the college to fail. 

High Point has been engaged in a campaign 
to raise the balance of her pledge of One 
Hundred Thousand Dollars. Five thousand 
dollars has recently been paid in cash, and 
an obligation of that amount to the contrac- 
tor, on account of the dormitories, has been 
cancelled. 

We are anxious to have increased collec- 
tions. Payments are few and far between. 
The first of the notes will be due in about one 
month, and it is hoped that the friends in 
the communities which have used these notes 
will pay in their subscriptions to their banks, 
so the money can be applied against the notes 
when due. 



or thing that is sensible of his own d li ieney. 
to seek out after that which may be a suppov! 



our church and Sunday school more life and 
greater desire to work for the Ma ti 



and strength to him, and as Almi: :, v < : > ] Mot only to those mentioned above but all. 



is essentially good and perfect, so He is (if 
I may use the expression) most naturally com r 
municative of it to any that seek unto Him 
p or it in humility and sincerity." 



[f you will invite a group of the itudentfi 

11 our college it will stir your people to 

lion as they have no I been tirred bef< 

!o many of our people know little or i oth 

about the fine group of young people and tl b 

in-; work they are doing is why they are slow 

to rally to the support of the college. The 



Sout// Davidson. — Sunday was a good da 
for us. It was the pastor's privilege to be in 

Sunday school and preach at West Lexington 5 onng people of your churt 

church at 11 o'clock. We had 135 present sill be more anxious to visit our college and 
for Sunday school and a good congregation o there when they are ready to enter eolle; 
for the preaching service. The people received • our pastors will bring a group of the pres- 
the word gladly and always listen attentively ' nt student body into their churches and give 



Work on our Sunday school rooms is pro- j their people some idea of what is being 
gressing nicely. We have the frame up and' lone there, of the fine group of teachers and 
a part of the weather-boarding up and are [ i knowledge of their excellent training which 
hoping to be occupying them within a few j '. hey are giving to those who go to our pn"' . 



weeks. The necessary funds are already in 
hand and nothing will hinder the work. 
We were glad to have a group of student 



To the young people of the Methodist Pro- 
testant Church and any one who may read 
this article: before you decide where you will 



from our High Point college, accompanied | go to college, enquire about High Point: vis- 
by Miss Mary Young, Dean of Women, and i it the college, attend some classes and then 



Prof, and Mrs. J. D. Hardy, with us at Mt I I am sure 



will have a desire to study 



Carmel for the afternoon service. The fol- i there under the well-equipped faculty and 
students were present and rendered a j with the fine group of Christian young p n <>- 



THS MOTHER OF WASHINGTON. 

Something less than two hundred years 
ago, Augustine Washington married a young 
woman of wealth named Mary Ball. Four 
children had been born to him by his first 
wife, and by this second marriage six others 
were of whom the oldest was George. When 
he was but eleven years old his father died, 
leaving the responsibility of training this large 
family to the mother. She was a woman of 
great beauty, remarkable for her hospitality, 
her good" sense, her efficiency in household 
matters, but especially for the depth and sin- 
cerity of her Christian life. She had a habit 
of reading aloud daily to her children from 
one of her favorite books, "Contemplations, 
Moral and Divine, by Sir Matthew Hale, 
Knight, late Chief Justice of the King's 
Bench." The following sentences are from 
this book : 

"Whatever you do, be very careful to re- 
tain in your heart a habit of religion, that 
may be always about you, and keep your 
heart and life always as in His presence, 
and tending toward Him." 

"Be obstinately constant to your devotion 
at certain set times." 

"Sincerity, uprightness, intergrity, and hon- 
esty are certainly true and real wisdom." 

"But on the other side, an humble man. 
leans not to his own understanding; he is- 
sensible of the deficiency of his own power 
and wisdom, and trusts not in it; he is also 
sensible of the, all-sufficient power, wisdom, 
and goodness of Almighty God, and commits 



good program occupying the preaching hour 
kisses Spencer Cutchin, Effie Keck, Lelia 
Wagner, Ruby Isley, Blanch Ingram, and 
Miss Butler; Mr. J. Elwood Carroll, Glen 
Madison, Jabus Braxton, and Mr. Angel. 

Each of these young people spoke in the 
interest of the Christian Endeavor work, 
bringing to us messages of inspiration which 
each one present enjoyed. After completing 



i!e that make up the student body. 

M. Ivey Crutehfield, Pas. 
Thanks to Sandy Ridge Churcli. 
The pastor of Kernersville charge last year 
: had to report a considerable deficit on pas- 
tor's salary. This deficit was at Ai, Pine 
jrove and Sandy Ridge. We are gad to re- 
port that Sandy Ridge has paid the deficit for 
that church since Conference. We feel that 



the organization of the Christian Endeavor such faithfuness and loyalty deserves special 
Society which was. in charge of Mr. Carroll, mention, and we des 
Prof. Hardy spoke very briefly in the interest 
of C. E. work and the opportunity that a so- 



?iety had in the Mt. Carmel church. We were 



pie who made this possible. Edw. Suits. 



TIMELY READING-S. 
When yon have the blues, read Ps. 34. 
When you worry, read Matt. 6:19-34. 
Lexington When you are discouraged, read Isa. 40. 



fortunate in having these young people with 
us and hope they will come again soon. 

The evening' service at West 
church was given over to the interest of j When God seems far away, read I 
Christian Endeavor and we enjoyed having I When you are lonely or fearful, read Ps. % 



in this service Mr. J. Elwood Carroll, Misses 
Spencer Cutchin. Ethel Keck and Lelia Wag- 
ner. Miss Cutchin spoke, telling what Chris- 
tian Endeavor has meant to her as an indi- 
vidual. She told us how C. E. work has help- 
ed her in her work and in many ways in which j 
she has been benefited since becoming an En- 
deavorer. Miss Wagner spoke of how Chris 



For Jesus' idea of a Christian, read Matt. 5. 
When you forget" your blessings, read Ps. 103. 
When doubts come upon you, try John 7:17. 
When your faith needs stirring, read Heb. 11. 
When you grow bitter or critical, read 1 Cor. 

13. 
For James' idea of religion, read James 1:19- 

27. 



tian Endeavor helps the young people and : When you feel down and out. read Rom. 8 : 



Miss Keek brought to us a message telling] 3-39. 

how the C. E. work helps the church as a ' For Paul' 
whole. Mr. Carroll was the concluding speak- 



ret of happiness, read Col. 3: 



for your task, read 



Christianity, read 11 Cor. 



er and in a very forceful way brought us a ; When you want 
message pointing out the opportunities of a , Josh.l. 

C. E. "society and how it will help the church i When the world seems bigger than God, read 
in making progress for the Kingdom. These 
young people are real C. E. workers and 
real Christian workers. We were glad to have 
them with us in the two services and invite 
?them back any time they can and will come. 

It is the opinion of this pastor that if the hYhen you leave home for labor or travel, 
pastors that have no C, E. societies or young 
people's societies of any kind in their church- 
es will invite a group of our college students 



Ps. 90. 
For Paul's lidea of 

5:15-11. 
; When yon want rest and peace, read Matt. 11: 
| 25-30. 



himself to Him for counsel, guidance, direc-Uo visit your church and let them render 
tion, and strength. It is natural for any man [program, it will he a means of bringing 



W 



read Ps. 121 

en you want Christian assurance, read 
Rom. 8.1-30. 
For a great invitation, a great opportunity, 
ren<'1 Tsa, 55. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 25, 1926. 



JOY. 
Joy is the very essence of the Christian 
faith. It is the bud *f hope bursting into full 
flower. To say that a Christian is 1 somber fend 
melancholy, as Thomas once was, is to say 
that he has lost his faith, and that the rain- 
bow of hope has .ceased to mirror itself, on 
the clouds that have cast their shadows over 
him. What is needed in our preaching, what 
is needed in our daily walk and conversation, 
is the joy that triumphs over all life's ills — the 
joy "which no man taketh from us" — the 
joy of His Resurrection. — Selected. 



HUNG ON AND PRAYED. 
By A J. Holt. 

The storm at Galveston, Texas, Sept. 8, 
1900, was the greatest calamity that had ever 
befallen that city or that state. It was said 
that in round numbers ten thousand homes 
had been destroyed and ten thousand lives 
lost in that storm. So soon as Dr. R. C. Buek- 
ner, the "Great Heart,'' heard of that calam- 
ity, he took the first train from Dallas to 
Galveston, and was on the first boat ' that 
■ land. He went at once to the Mayor of the 
city and proposed to take every child which 
had been rendered parentlcss and homeless 
"by that flood to the great Buekner Orphans' 
reached the deso'ated island from the main- 
Home of which he was the founder and mana- 
ger. He secured over a hundred and took them 
at once to the Home. 

While seated on the train beside one of 
the rescued lads, he asked that boy to tell 
him the story of his escape. The followiiu 
is the story: 

"My father and mother and three children 
of us lived in a two-story house in Galveston 
at that time. When the storm came my fa 
hoped that our bouse, being built high and 
strong, would not be washed away. There was, 
too, a stock chimney which father thought 
would anchor the house. But the flood came 
up and drove the family to the second story. 
There we huddled close to the fireplace, my 
father giving us warning to keep away from 
the windows. We bad just eaten a hasty sup- 
per when I felt the house going over and I 
rushed for a window and leaped out, the house 
going over the other way. I never saw fatl 
or mother or sister or baby brother again. 
When I plunged into the water my h in 1 
struck some object which I found to be the 
roof of a floating house, and I grasped it and 
climbed upon it. The storm roared fearfully. 
and the cries of drowning and dying people 
all around me frightened mo fearfully." 

"How long were you on that roof?" said 
Dr. Buekner. 

"All night," replied the boy. 

"How did you manage to stay on that 
housetop so long-'?" 

"I do not know, I just hung on and pray- 
ed," said the boy. 

"Where did you learn to pray?" said Dr. 
Buekner. 

"I learned at the Sunday school of the 
Second Baptist Church, which I attended." 

"Who was the pastor of that church?" j 
said Dr. Buekner. 

"Brother Lane." said the lad. 

It toay be recalled that Brother and Sister, 



Lane were disdovered after the storm, leashed 
to a rnesquite tree away down on the island, 
being bound together by a belt, and each holdr 
mg in arms a child; all had been drowned. 
But all that horrible night, that lad, having 
been taught in that Sunc^ school, "just 
hung on and prayed. " — Selected. 



AS UNTO HIM. 
By Charles Arthur Vanchsmeuien. 

("Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one 
of the least of these my brethren, ye have 
done it unto me." Matthew 25:40.) 
If my poor house today could hold as Guest 

The glorious Christ of Galilee, 
How richly should nry humble home be blest, 

Hoy." highly honored I should be! 
Eat ifti rich I welcome in that way I should 

T A* Yonder-Man of Galilee? 
Ah mki I'd do just everything I could 

': ^ entertain -such Royalty. 
I'd li'e him welaome due a Saviour-King 

&# famed beyond mere Galilee; 
To lriir my best f gifts I'd gladly bring — 

For man had ne'er a Friend like he! 
But when some honest beggars at my door 

In name of him of Galilee 
Some simple gift or aid of me implore, 

Oh do I hear and heed their plea? 
And when a friend meets trouble or defeat, 

As friend of him of Galilee 
Seek I with helpful hands and eager feet 

My friend's 'good friend-in-need to be? 
"For inasmuch as y«ra, my friends, have 
done," 

Thus spoke the Man of Galilee, 
"This deed of kindness even unto one 

The least, you've done it unto mo!" 

— Sel. 



LOVE. 
By John M'llton Samples. 

Love is the greatest thing in the world. It 

mightier than the thrones of kings, and 

holds universal sway over the hearts of men. 

It is eminently sacred and divine, and is the 

choicest bower in the 'beautiful garden of 

■ 1. It is the law, both in heaven and earth. 
It, can know no evil. It is wholly unselfish, 
! in : fering, and unceasingly kind. 

Love is the universal language. It speaks 
in the silenee of the calm and in the thunder's 
ings in the breeze and whispers in 
the sighing of trees and the gentle murmur of 
rippling waters. It is heard in whirr of wings 
and the melodious notes of singing "birds. It 
lulls the infant to sleen on a mother's bosom, 
and whispers consolation to the heart. 

Love is the ruling passion of God and is 
seen everywhere in the handiwork of the 
Creator. It beams in the sunlight, from the 
portals -of stars, and in the soft mellow ra- 
diance of the moonlight. It is the breath and 
color of the rose, the glow of the maiden's 
cheek, and in the delicate hues of the rising 
and setting sun. It looks happily out of the 
far-seeing eyes of innocent children and the 
calm serene countenances of the pure-hearted. 
It robes the mountains in its purple richness 
•rowns its proud crest with a diadem of 
eternal snow. It draws down the darkening 
storm clouds and paints their ebon linings with 
silver and gold. It calms the tempest and 



whispers peace to the sad-hearted. It comfort 
the dying soldier on the field of conflict, an 
gives to the departing soul the hope of hea^ 
en. It kisses away the tears from burnii! 
cheeks, and heals the wounds of cruel an 
thoughtless words.. It cheers the heavy-heartec 
and scatters sunshine along life's pilgrii 
pathway. -It plucks away the thorns and plant 
sweet flowers beside the way. It smooths th 
pain-racked pillow of the silk and sufferin 
and invests the long, lonely hours with, rose 
ate visions of hope. 

Love is not lacking in faith. It is implieitl 
trustful and wholly unafraid. It harbors n 
doubt, nor imagines evil. Love understand 
and sympathizes in the changing circumstano 
es of life. It is patient, long suffering an 
kind. It may be wounded but cannot die. I 
hopes and endures when all else has change* 
and passed away. It is eternal and immortal 
It is always the same. — Selected 



LEAVES AND LIVES. 
By C. E. F, 

Life, like the year, has its cycle of seasons 
Childhood and youth make its spring. Matur 
ity is its summer. Middle life is its autumn 
Old age is its winter. Growth, endeavor, frni 
(ion, and departure — each has its place ii 
the story of life. Yet all are beautiful, an 
a leaf is most beautiful just hefore its pass 
i;ig. Nor is winter any tragedy, for there i; 
always another spring. 

We think a faded leaf pitiful because i 
is a thing of memories. For it. every voic 
speaks of the past. Yet it has lived and serv 
ed its purpose. The very fact that it ha: 
done its work is beautiful. Its every scar 1 
a testimony of duty done, a mark of battle 
a sigh of achievement. It is like Jacob wh< 
halted upon his thigh, Paul who bore th 
branded marks of the Lord, or Jesus whosi 
hands and brow were scarred with the testi 
mony of love. 

How lovely are the drifted leaves of an 
tumn ! How gentle they are, and how pensive 
They are the symbols of the season of mists 
and mallow fruitfulness. Among them is 
good place to think, to breathe the spirit ol 
the Divine in nature, to look upon a-.woodlanc 
picture of the story of life and death— -for if 
is the same story. Life and deatli are. so in 
tcrmingled that each is necessary to the other 

While some leaves lie drifted on Lb; ground 
some of them having fallen in early spring 
and others but lately, still others remain late 
upon the trees, bearing the marks of it<l anj 
gold the frost brings — for even the frost beau- 
tifies — and waiting for. the gust of wind thai 
is finally to bring them down. 

The transitoriness of things should be re 
membered often enough and seriously enoiurh 
to keep us humble. We do much boastin; 
about the power of the human mind and the 
achievement of the human hand. But let us 
remember that with all our pride we are noth- 
ing but fading leaves. — Selected. 



A CLEVER LETTER. 

I find it in a recent issue of the Philadelphif 
Presbyterian. It seems the Outlook had offer- 
ed a prize for the best brief letter on "Whal 
the Church as to Me." The prize was won 1| 



February 



1926. 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



11 



a sixteen-year-old girl, and I can well believe Be it said with emphasis that I have no oh 
that she deserved it. She says: "I am a high jeetion to entertainment:;. They : ro 
school girl, just sixteen, and my candid opin- things, provided they are good. Bui with equ 
ion is: the Church is queer. The queerest thing I emphasis I would say that it is not the bu 



about it is, it is trying' so hard to amuse us ! 
It is like my grandmother trying- to play bask- 
etball. We young people do not want the 
Church to find amusement for us; we can find 
plenty of that for ourselves. When I was a 
very small child, I thought our Church was 
the place to learn 'to be good — they taught 
me that in Sabbath School. Now all we do is 
to belong to a big class, work to make it 
the biggest and its contributions the biggest, 
. go to conventions, where we eat, sight-see, go 
to committee meeting, and vote. Of course 
our bunch have a wonderful time, but we could 
have that anywhere.'' This is the first para- 
graph. It is all exceedingly spicy and inter- 
esting, but is rather too long to quote. She 
winds up by saying*: "The Church is like 'The 
Blue Boy,' hanging in my room — ornamental 
but not useful. A room-full of paintings with- 
out mother and dad would be nothing. I think 
it is God that I need. I learned that when I 
got up at 4:00 A. M., and watched the sun 
rise and heard a meadow lark. I wish the 
church would come down out of the picture, 
help me to live right, so I could say to 'Bill' 
— my best friend: 'You cannot afford to miss 
■ going with me to church.' " ( 

It has long been borne in on me that tin 
Church is going 'decidedly too far in the mat- 
ter of amusements. It is trying to sugar-coat 
religion with amusements so as to make it 
palatable to the young people. It is to be 
feared that many of them get the sugar-coat- 
ing without swallowing much of religion. The 
amount of reverence is dying out. Young peo- 
. pie enjoy their meetings in-*proportion to the 
amount of fun they have. He is the most popu- 
lar speaker for these meetings who has the 
best of stock of anecdotes and the greatest 
skill in telling them. 

Many years ago an English preacher by the 
name of' Archibald G. Brown wrote a tract 
with the title, ''The Devil's Mission of Amuse- 
ment." In his day and time he thought his 
Satanic majesty was getting in some telling 
work by inducing the Church to bait with 
amusements. Here is the way he puts it: "The 
devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than 
hinting to the Church of Christ that part of 
her mission is to provide entertainment for 
the people, with a view to winning them into 
her ranks. The human nature that lies in eve- 
ry heart has risen to the bait. Here now is 
an opportunity of gratifying the flesh and yet 
retaining a comfortable conscience. We can 
now please ourselves in order to do good to 
others. The rough old cross can be exchanged 
-for a 'costumeV and the exchange can be 
made with the benevolent purpose of elevating 
the people." 

Despite Dr. Brown's earnest protest the idea 
has persisted, and it is funding manifold ex- 
pression in our day. It is quite a common 
thing to hear sober-minded Christians say 
that the Church should provide entertainment 
for her young people. Many sobersided Chris- 
tians spend much time in devising ways for 



'ness of the Church to provide entertainme - 
It has received no such commission i'vi.: 
Christ or the Apostles. The sixteen-year-old 
girl had it about right — the business of 1 
Church is to make people good, and to mak 
them good by acquainting them with Go ! an 
His will. 

There are several reasons why the CI ur ■: 
should be chary about catering to the d< ir 
for amusement : 

1. It does not need to. As the clever girl ■>' 
sixteen says: "We can find plenty of that for 
ourselves. ' ' 

2. The Church is not an expert in this line 
It cannot compete successfully with those whi 
make a business of providing amusement. "T 
is like my grandmother trying to play bask 
etball." 

3. If meant to take the place of objectio \- 
able entertainments, it fails of its object. I 
does not even check the ceaseless current tc 
the movies. 

4. Above all. it tends to cloud the one, grea' 
supreme mission of the Church. The youn 
people should be made to understand that th 
one mission of the Church is to bring then: 
into fellowship with God through Jesus Christ 
and to help them to "live soberly, righteous- 
ly and godly in this present evil world." — Se- 
lected. 



• "... IENC' 
lii an Te ivas a 
.. .: ne a teacl •' I 

i ■' | foil! 

",, r the ive rupee al to 

$8.50, to the rnissi and said = 

. wiv U it to thi ivork "J Lo-tf is this San 

'i V asked the iriisnionary, in ! 
lly he replied: ' eai r i my 

> Ld a long ti ! ago 1 if ever I had a 

::!■',- of my , •■ 

tenth. Am ' ; o, that I 

mid like to give m; 

-.11 to him.' ' — ! ■ 



WHAT THE KING- HAS. 
By Ethel Romig fuller. 
What the King has 

So have I ; 
Rose-gold of dawn, 
Be jeweled sky, 
A wealth of days 

Slipping by. 
What the Kiny has 

So have I; 
Hopes deferred, 
Ambitious high, 
Hnngerinss 

To satisfy. 
What the Kiny has 

So have I; 
A crown of love 
Naught can buy, 
One life to live — 

Once to die. 



. TEE STORY OF A BIBLE. 

The following story of a Bible is told 1 - 
Rev. Paul Penzotti, agent of the American 
Bible Society, who was recently in Chile on 
the business of the Si iety: 

"A little while bi I urned from Chile, 
where I visited many of the evangelical 
churches. In one he pastor of the. 

| church told me the following incident: A 
colporteur took a trip to the south of the 
. uiitry to sell Bil B met a woman who 

was about to .--. on bo trd a little steamer that 
was leavin2 for a plf -e nami d Imperial, and 
.,,- l hei n Bible. Thi- site read on board to 
pass away the time. After a little while, a 
w i -,--. 3 also traveling, crime and ask- 
ed her what she was r tiding. On being told 

... it was tin Bible,, he roughly snatched 
the Book from the w an's hands and threw 
it into the river. A fish nnan near by saw 
f.hc Book air 1 picked : out of the water. Tie 
took it home to his house and, excited by 
curiosity, began to real it. He and all his 
family accepted the truth which had in some 
strange way come to them. Soon they could 
not keep it to themselves, a; d they invfi 1 
several neigh ■ - to : ■■■■" wi h them the prev- 
ious Book. The interest began to grow, and 
others obtained Bibles, and they organi; -1 
a Bible class and sought tin ' !p ' an evan- 
i g-elical pastor. Later a church was organized, 
and now, in that town, a beautiful building 
bas been consecrated to the worship of God 
bv a congregation ' ' ad its beginning in 

this truly remalrkable fashion. — Selected. 



Lillll.. OJ/CJ1U LUU^" v.~-.. — c} ,; 

the Church to provide entertainment not only;; The helpful and 
for the young but for all elates of people, 



THE WISHING GIRL. 
She wished she were a princess — 

Or, better still, a queen; 
She wished to see strange countries 

That she had never seen. 
She saw the wealthy ladies 

And wished to take their place; 
She wished for their fin? jewels. 

Their satins and their lace. 
She wished that all her duties 

Were changed to play and fun, 
Or that, by merely wishing 

Her duties could be done. 
But strange, with all her wishing 

She never wished to he 



NEARER THEE. 

If there he some weaker one, 
Give me strength to help him on; 
If a blinder soul should be, 
Let me guide him nearer thee. 
Lot my mortal dreams come true 
With the work I fain would do: 
Clothe with life mv weak intent, 
Lot me be the thing I meant; 
T et me find in thy employ 
Peace that dearer is than joy: 
Out of self to love be led, 
And to heaven acclimated 
Hit til all things ?weet and good 
I Seem mv natural habitude. 



-Wkiitier. 






unselfish child 



That others wished to see. 



What is. known as the Detroit Artie Fx- 
fpedition is getting ready to make a da.sh i do 
'the unknown regions between Ala=ka and "13 

North Pale about March 21. "' ' -■ >xp?diH n 
,'.-- the financial backing of the Detroit- '..-'-- 

tiori Society, of which Henry Foftt is 8 raera- 
'ber. 



33 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD . 



February 25, 1926. 



Rockingham, Chase City and Melton's 
Grove. — Our preaching appointments are at 
Rockingham the first, Chase City the second, 
, and Melton's Grove the fourth Sunday in 
each month. In addition to our regular 
preaching appointments we are holding- other 
services in the interest of Bible study. At 
Rockingham we are holding these services on 
the third and fourth Sunday nights, at Chase 
City beginning on Monday after Christmas 
we held these services for one week, taking 
up one chapter each day. At the close of this 
week forty pledged to read the New Testa- 
ment through this winter. We are continuing 
these services, in the afternoon of our regu- 
lar preaching days, at Chase City. We are ex- 
pecting to hold some of these services in the 
interest of Bible study at Melton's Grove 
soon. If we can only get the people to read 
and study their Bibles we need not be afraid 
of the results. 

The Sunday Schools. 

The Sunday schools at Rockingham and 
Chase City are doing good work. The school 
at Melton's Grove is not doing anything at 
present, though we are hoping to get this 
school going again soon. 

New Members. 

So far this year we have only received three 
new members, these all at Rockingham, Mr. 
and Mrs. R. F. Gardner and Mr. Carnell. 
Brother Gardner is chairman of our Rock- 
ingham board of stewards and is doing splen- 
did work. We are asking the good Lord for 
fifty new members at Rockingham, fifty at 
Chase City and 25 at Melton's Grove this 
year. Will you join us in this prayer 1 ? 
Our Church Debt. 

This year found us with a debt on our 
Rockingham church amounting to about $400 
and our Chase City church with one amount- 
ing to $200, though $70 of this has been paid 
since the first of the year, and this debt is 
now $130. 

We are praying and working to raise the 
full amounts that both these debts may soon 
be paid and these two church buildings dedi- 
cated to the Lord. 

On Sunday, February 7, we held special 
prayer meeting, that the Lord may help and 
lead us in this work of raising this debt, 

Our plans are to raise the Rockingham debt 
by the last of March and the Chase City by 
the last of June. 

Remember us in your prayers. 

James H. Trolinger, Pastor. 

Rockingham, Februarv 23, 1026. 



Frst C/mrch, Burlington, Items,— There has 
been no report from Burlington for some 
weeks, and so many things of interest and 
importance are happening that we feel o.ur 
friends in other places may be interested in 
reading of them. 

First we would mention the fact that all 
services of our church are being well attend- ! 
ed and the interest in the work is good in all 
departments. Sunday school attendance aver- 
ages around 350 all the time, occasionally go- 
ing to 401). 

The pastor, Rev. S. W. Taylor, lias been} 
preaching at the morning services on Sunday 



in his usual forceful earnest way, recently, 
but for the night services we have been hav- 
ing visitors with us. On the first Sunday 
night in this month Rev. G. W. Holmes, well 
known was a former president of the Annual 
Conference and ex-pastor of some of our best 
charges, preached a most excellent sermon, us- 
ing as his subjet, "God's Growing Fields." 
He was greeted by a capacity house, and his 
discourse was greatly enjoyed. 

On the second Sunday evening, Rev. B. M. 
Williams, pastor of Orange circuit, was the 
speaker and delivered a good sermon on the 
subject, "A Christian Home." Despite the 
inclement weather the church was almost 
filled at this service. 

Last night, the service was the Thank-Of- 
fering Service of the Woman's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society and they presented the pag- 
eant, "Converting Aunt Jane," which was 
greatly enjoyed by the audience which filled 
the el arch auditorium and Baraea room. The 
offering was about $32, and goes to the budg- 
et, of the society. 

For next Sunday night, the men of the 
church have secured Mr. Earl S. Rogers, of 
the Ham-Ramsey evangelistic party, which is 
conducting a meeting in Danville. Mr. Rog- 
ers was much liked by the people of Burling- 
ton during the party's campaign here last 
spring, and we expect another large audience 
at that time. 

On the first Sunday night in March, we 
will have with us a former pastor, Rev. 
George L. Curry, and arrangements are being 
made for other speakers during March and 
April at the evening services. 

Last month a social for the adult young 
people of the church was held in the hut, and 
was so much eujoj-ed that- another was 
planned and had on last Tuesday night, Feb- 
ruary 16, and still another is scheduled for 
next month. These socials bring the young- 
people of the church together in a social way 
and give them the opportunity of having a 
good time under the supervision of the pastor 
and other older people. They are opened and 
closed with, song and prayer, and nothing not 
in keeping with the place and event is per- 
mitted. 

The mo'nthy business meeting of the church 
was held on last Wednesday evening follow- 
ing the prayer service, and was very well at- 
tended. One item of special interest perhaps 
was the report of the treasurer of the chureb 
in regard to the every-member canvass for 
pledges to cover the church budget. This re- 
port revealed that we have 508 members in 
the city and SI out of town. Of the SOS in 
town. ISO have made a pledge to the budget 
This is 82 per cent of the total. The total ! 
amount pledged is $1,510.06, an average] 
pledge of $0.22 per member, or about IS cents! 
per week. Last year the total amount pledged; 
to the budget was about $2,800, although ' 
the church paid all claims. This is ac- 
counted for by the fact that many of those! 
who did not make pledges for one reason or j 
another, later made payments. The report for 
this year reveals that the stewards have made j 
a more thorough canvass than formerly. We : 
also used the "Honor System" on one Sim- J 
dy afternoon in October, and at that time 



about 20 members came to the church an'*' 
made heir pledges. The plan worked so wel 
that it will doubtless be used again next year 

Yesterday morning the pastor used as hi* 
subject, "Our Church— Its Origin and Prog- 
ress." He told us many things of interest 
and traced the origin of the church from ih 
inception,, along with the history of the moth- 
er church, and told us of the withdrawal oi 
the fahers of our church from the mothei 
church, and te organization of the Methodist 
Protestant Church. . Lack of time prevented 
his touching on the progress of the church 
but he has promised that he will later tell us 
more of this, and we are hoping that he will 
touch not only on the progress of the church 
but will also tell us of the various church or- 
ganizations, our literature, our laws, and oth- 
eer things of interest. We have recently re 
ceived about 150 lumbers into our fellowship 
■on profssion of faith, and there must be many 
of them who do not know much of the 
church's history, its institutions, missionary 
activities, etc., and those of us who are older 
in the work will be helped greatly by hearing 
it. 

Since January 1 we have been publishing a 
weekly bulletin, in which is carried each week 
the program for the day, the announcements 
for the following week, and other information 
of interest to the church.. The membership 
seems to appreciate the bulletin. 

Lack of time prevents our giving mois 
items from Burlington now, but perhaps we! 
may tell you more later, and will try to make^ 
it shorter next time. C. T. 



Asheville. — The Asheville church feels 
keenly he passing of Mrs. Harriet Swain of 
Weaverville Wednesday, February 17. She 
and her daughter, Miss Estfclle, were visit- 
ing i n the home of her son, J. E. Swain, in 
Asheville. Mrs. Swain was stricken ill, and 
after about two weeks of intense suffering, 
she was released. Funeral services were held 
at the residence of her son February IS, con- 
ducted by her pastor, Rev. J. D. Cranford of 
Weaverville and Rev. J. S. Williams of Ashe- 
ville. (Rev. C. W. Bates was out of the city.)' 
Hymns were sung by a trio : Mrs. J. S. Wil- 
liams, Miss Weuonah Joyner and E. H. Pratt. 
Miss Virdie Mclntyre played the accompani- 
ments. Dr. 0. J. Chandler of Central Metho- 
dist Church offered prayer. Many friends 
and relatives were present. The flowers were 
beautiful. The body was tenderly laid awayi 
in the family plot at Democrat on the topmost! 
point of the knoll in the middle of the vil- 
lage. Everyone was gentle and sympathetic. 
The procession from the. road to the top of 
cemetery made a beautiful picture. Mrs. Swain 
has meant much to our church in Western • 
North Carolina. Her husband, who passed 
away more than 40 years ago, was a pioneer 
minister in this section. She loved the church 
and was always interested in every depart- 
ment.. She prayed constantly for its success. 
Her home was a home for the ministers al- 
ways. . Her three living children are W. A. 
Swain and J. E. Swain of Asheville. and 
Miss Estelle Swain. 

Saturday afternoon, February 20, many of 
Our membership attended the funeral services 



February 25, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



13 



i Brother W. C. Pickens, father of Mrs. 

W. Bates. The church was tilled with sym- 
ithizing friends. Two old-fashioned hymns 
fee sung' : ' ' When I can Read My Title 
ear ' ' and ' ' God 's Children Are Gathering 
oine." These hymns were favorites of 
tether Pickens. The casket was covered 
th beautiful flowers from loving friends, 
le services for Brother Pickens were con- 
feted by his pastor, Rev. J. D. Cranford, 
sisted by Brothers Dendy and Brown of 
eaverville and J. S. Williams of Asheville. 
rs. Bates and her mother and 'brother have 
e profound sympathy of our church 
Mrs. Robert Greenwood is steadily reeov- 
ing from an illness that has kept her in- 
■ors several months. Mrs. G. P. Younginer 

also confined at home with illness. Mrs. 

M. Joyner is spending the winter in Flor- 
a nursing Mrs. M. D. Council, another of 
r members who has been ill more than a 
ar. 
Pastor Bates never fails to give his hearers 

most helpful sermon. We are counting 
ich on our newly organized Church Club. 

Reporter. 



Concord. — The attendance at Sunday school 
v the last two Sundays has been good. Last 
mday the number present was 252 and the 
llection amounted to $35. This Sunday the 
tendance was 225 and the collection was 
4.09. The attendance at the church servic- 
was unusually good. The subject for last 
mday morning was ' ' The Church Which Is 
is' Body. " It was a very helpful sermon 
d was enjoyed by the entire congregation, 
le subject for this Sunday was, "A Mov- 
% Providence;" this was also well received. 
Before the sermon the officials of the church 
ported that they had agreed on a 'building: 
ogram, which was unanimously accepted. 
le plan calls for a new auditorium with 
mday school rooms. This is to be built to 
near the old church building. 
Also, before the church service the treas- 
er was instructed to send $50 to the High, 
lint College, which is the assessed amount 
r our church on the running expenses of 
e College. 

On the first Sunday of February the Senior 
iristian Endeavor Society observed the an- 
versary of Christian Endeavor by render- 
% a program at the regular evening church 
ur. At that time an offering was taken for 
\ Francis E. Clark's Recognition Fund. 
The Christian Endeavor held its regular 
Mithly business meeting and social with the 
•iter at the Teacherage of Rocky River 
lioo!. About 25 members were present. I; 
is decided to hold' the next meeting at the 
me of Miss Maggie Mann on Kerr street. 
Since the last report three deaths have oc- 
rred in the membership of the church. Mrs. 
. H. Steele's death occurred in the early 
rt of January. She was one of the oldest 
d most loved women of our church. The fu- 
ral service was held at the home of the de- 
ased, conducted by the pastor, and inter- 
St was made at Oakwood cemetery. 
Mr. John Clark, also a very active member 
the church, died on January 24, at his home 



on Depot street. The funeral was held at the i 
church on Monday afternoon. Interment was 
made at Smith 's Chapel cemetery. The pastor 
was assisted by Rev. M. L. Kester and Rev. 
P. E. Lindley "of High Point. 

Mrs. Mary Long, wife of Mr. Charlie Long, 
died at her home on Allison street, Monday. 
February 8. Funeral was conducted at the 
home by the pastor. Mrs. Long was a member 
of the Young People's Class in the Sunday 
school, and took a great interest in the class. 
She was also a 'very active church member. 
Bernice Nash, Reporter. 

Pine Bluff, Midland Charge. — Our pastor, 
Rev. J. W. Hulin, preached a most excellent 
sermon at the morning hour. He used as his 
text Dan. 6:10, "Now, when Daniel knew 
that the writing was signed, he went into his 
house; and his windows being open in his 
, chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon 
his knees three times a day, and prayed, and 
gave thanks before his God, as he did afore- 
time." 

In this discourse the brother showed how 
every one would meet with trials and beset- 
ments along the road of life. He also showed 
how helpless we are, unaided by God, to over- 
come those hard trials and difficulties, and 
how blessed it is to meet and overcome them 
with God as our director. In conclusion the 
importance of prayer was stressed, which 
showed very clearly that it was absolutely 
necessary for every one to commune with the 
Father. 

The Senior Christian Endeavor Society will 
give a pageant, "The Royal Way," at the 
church March 7, beginning at eight o'clock 
P. M. This promises to be instructive in a re- 
ligious way. The pastor will he with us and 
have some important part in the program. The 
offering- will be used for world-wide missions. 

Reporter. 



Concord, SaxapaZ/aw Circuit. — We have not 
been heard from in some time, not because 
we have been idle — just almost too busy to 
report. Last first Sunday our pastor, Rev. H 
L. Isley, filled his regular appointment at 
Concord. A large crowd was present and in- 
spired by the sermon. Our Sunday school is 
progressing and seems to be growing every 
Sunday. There will be preaching at Concord 
every third Sunday afternoon throughout the 
year by the pastor. With best wishes to the 
Herald. Reporter. 



Tabernacle Charge. — Considering the unfa- 
vorable weather and the fact that so many are 
sick, we think our work is moving along nice- 
ly. The attendance at preaching services has 
been real good through the winter months. I 
do not believe I have ever served a charge 
where the attendanc held up better through 
the winter. And now that the weather is 
getting better we are looking for more people 
a all of the services. 

Since our last report we have been kindly 
remembered by some of the good people of 
Julian. They pounded us with canned fruit, 
dried fruit, jelly, pickles, and a fine ham. We 
appreciate these tokens of kindness more than 
we can express in woids. Edw. Suits. 



Halifax. — Yesterday was a very good day 
with us ; we had a very good congregation 
at Harmony church for the morning service, 
and a very good congregation at Eden for the 
afternoon service. The congregations and in- 
terest on the work are very good for the win- 
ter months. 

We were very sorry to see Mrs. Edwards, 
our faithful reporter and steward at Ho!lis- 
ter, leave us. She has moved to Franklin, 
Virginia. 

The people at Hollister keep moving away, 
and it makes it rather difficult to those who 
are left, but we are determined to go forward 
with work of the church here, hoping that 
others will come in to take their places. 

There isn't any kind of work going on at 
Hollister now, it is comparatively a dead 
p'jaee. 

We want to thank the followng persons 
for the nice things they have sent us since 
we last wrote to the paper : Mr. and Mrs. N. 
M. Harrison, Mrs. E. C. Harrell, Mr. and Mrs. 
Willis Hul^ Mrs. Thomas, Frank Thomas, 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Avent, Mrs. C. S. Smith, 
Edgar Whitley, Mrs. W. R. Neville, Mrs. M. 
J. Hunter and Mrs. Street. 

With best wishes to the Herald. 

C. L. Spencer, Pastor. 



Charlotte, First Church. — The pastor and 
wife aeknowledae the pounding on last Thurs- 
clady evening, February IS, just prior to the 
second quarterly conference. Many came 
and left evidences of their intended desire 
of pounding the inmates of the parsonage. 
The gifts were both useful and acceptable 
and we wish to express our deep gratitude for 
them. So far the people of this church have , 
been successful in entirely surprising us in 
their pounding expeditions. 

Quite a number of our people have been 
sick, and several are sick now. We are hop- 
ing that all will soon be well again. 

We shall leave any other news to be report- 
ed by the church reporter. 

H. Freo Surratt. 



Ai, Kernersvilie Charge. — Pastor Love fill- 
ed his appointment yesterday at 11 A. M. ; he 
always brings a helpful message. Yesterday 
was a beautiful day and many were out to 
hear Bro. Love's wonderful sermon. During 
that hour a!il gave him prayerful attention. 

Preparations are being made to build some 
more to our church in order that our Sunday 
school classes may have more room. We are 
glad to say our Sunday school is improving 
nicely and hope the attendance will! be larger 
'by spring. We were very glad indeed to have 
with us yesterday morning Mr. Broom of 
the High' Point College. Pastor Love and 
Mr. Broom took dinner at the home of Mr. 
Frank Stafford. 

Mrs. R. S. Peebles and sons, Zeno and 
Paul, spent list week end with their Aunt 
Jane Page near the Battle Ground. She is 
seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
John Nichols. We all hope for Mrs. Paae a 
speedy recovery. Reporter. 

— Sickness has robbed lis of our linotype 
operator two days this week. If you do not 
see your report, you will understand that it 
cou'jd not be got iu type in time. 



14 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



February 25, 192G. 



Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Curl have the thanks of 
the pastor for a large shoulder of meat. 

H. L. Isley. 



Maqsicioiria, Fallsto" 1 Charge. — It was our 
privilege Sunday again to hear Brother Mor- 
gan preaen. lie delivered his sermon with the 
usual ease, that makes his hearers Jisten to 
him with ease. By the attention given 1 think 
the entire audience enjoyed the services to 
the fullest extent. After cue sermon commun- 
ion service was held. 

The Sunday school is very good for the 
time of year when so many go into winter 
quarters. 

The attendance is small but the interest 
seems good. Brotner W. D. Hoyie is our faith- 
ful superintendent and 1 hope all the Herak 
readers vail remember his good wife in their 
prayers that she may be restored to health. 
if it is his will, I trust she wiil soon lie abk- tie quarter of around two hundred. We have 
to take her place at church again. vVe mis:: a Children's Missionary Society that has re- 1 
her when we go and she is not there. ! sently earned $10.00 selling candy, and now 

v\ e were very glad to have some visitors they have set themselves the task of securing 
from other churches with us Sunday. 1 a steel interchangeable letter bulletin board 

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Eoyies have recently \ f av the church lawn. To do this they have nn-j 
moved into their nice new residence. I Brtaken to raise fifty feet of dimes. The] 

Born to Mr. and Mi's, ttoyl , February >yy H. M. S. has recently sent sent in an offer 

0, a hue daughter. Mr. Ciine xs our faitiifu. j 1Jlg . on Q. C. B. 



Gibsonville, — Time has been of premium 
importance to us since conference, so we have 
not made a report thus far. Things have been 
moving on, however. The Hut has 'been ceiled. 
Church lawn lias been worked up and grassed 
and we are now getting ready to paint the 
church. The parsonage movement has been de- 
'a.yed but we lope to revive that and 'have it 
finished soon after Easter. 

All departments of the work continue lively 
and functioning. Sunday school, with an en- 
rollment of about 350, has an attendance for 



secretary. 



The third Sunday in February is "Annua 1 



We are glad to say that Mr. John Mitchum I c on f erene e Day" with this church, with s 



is better. Miss Minnie Mitchum is one of oui 
faithful ones at Sunday school. 

With best wishes to the Herald and it- 
readers. Pearl Barnes, Reporter. 



C. 



and all 



goal of 50 percent of the A 
oi' the college assessment. 

The attendance upon the preaching services 

las been good all during the quarter, but in 

.ooklng about we found that others might al- 

ao find room to worship with us, so that hav- 

.])_■ set us thinking we worked out a series oi 

'Deluxe Services" to be held Sunday even- 

ng during February and March. Sunday 

ight, January 2-lth, we held what we called 

'Automobile Night." Had a female chorus to 

1! tiie choir. Miss Fisher, head of the voice 

e] arrtment of Eion College, sang a solo. We 

Iso had an illuminated cross. This drew 7 a 

apacity audience which filled the church and 

vas by actual count 270 persons. Sunday 

night, January 31st, we put on another such 

night, calling it "Family Night." Had a 

nah chorus for this service, and it also drew 

1 lull house. We are to continue these special 

services indefinitely. 

Fountain Piacs Church. — We are just about 

U ^"to get settled down to keeping house in this 

new church. All is going well. The Sunday 

school is doing the best work in its history. 

lite services are all well attended. 

. H. M. S. of this church, which is 
ent a nice offer- 
ma in on G. C. B. We also have a Children's 



First, Last. 

In both of the churches very fine programs 
were rendered at Christmas time, and a treat 
was given by each of the churches to the 
Sunday school. An old fashioned Christmas 
tree with a visit from Santa Glaus was a 
feature, of the children 's night Christmas eve 
at Gibsonville. 

It would be a most unwise thing for a 
preacher to write to the paper and not men- 
tion a pounding, would it not"? So I do not 
want to establish a precedent and will there- 
lore make reference to one that for duration 
outlasts any I ever knew. Soon after confer- 
ence they began by some one or other bring- 
ing something to the parsonage almost every 
day and finally when Christmas eame around 
I got the surprise of my life to get a barrel- 
lull of groceries and some $10.00 in cash 
off the Gibsonville tree. Also at Fountain 
Place we got groceries but no barrel, perhaps 
they had burned theirs for wood. But Christ- 
mas set no boundary for their giving to the 
preacher, they kept it up every few days at 
ooth of the churches. Only today it appeared 
that we had enough, so when I sat down to 
write, the very first interruption was Brother 
isley ironi Ute couniry witn a ham tnat muse 
a-emh no less than eigiiteen to twenty pounds. 
Weii, "every position iias its advantages. 
Cordially, U. Lt. Hendry 



Saxapafcaw Charge. — In spite of the inclem- : 
ent weather and extremely bad roads, we have | 
been having fair ations at all fotu j 

churches on this work. On tl e first Sunday it 
this month, which was an ideal day, Concert 
Church was almost tilled to its capacity t< j 
hear the pastor try to preach on "Steward- 
ship of Life."' During the last two months 
be, . >■... a' I te impassable roads, it lias beei 
necessary j or ilia pas tor t< use a horse am j 
buggy some and to ,va,k some in order U 
reach Orange Chapel Church. We are gr I 
ful to a rather M. ■■■. . Curl and other Con- 
cord members for offering to furnish a hers- 
and buggy any time, free af charge. It is C j 
pleasure to serve such people. 

The superintendents at all of the churches 
are planning Paster ser 
Sunday school has broken a custom by run 
mug on through the winter. Brother Pons; 
Thompson is the progressive superintended 
at this place. 

Mrs.-M. W. Curl and Mrs. B. S. Curl met! ^ g ^ ^ 

with a sad accident some time ago wnen the ■' 

car in which they were riding overturned., , ^^ ^ g^- . .^ ^^ ^ . g dQ 
breaking an arm for each one. They liave,beeni. ns ^ work _ f llis ehurek 
suffering intensely, but arc improving 



Bro 
titer Newlin Thompson and Mrs. P. F. Dur- 
ham have been in feeble health since Christ- 
mas. We miss them from church, because 
their seats are empty. 

Dr. Ru C. McPherson has purchased the 
Stockard farm, near Saxapahaw, and is erect- 
ing a modem bungalow. We are glad that he 
and his splendid family have decided to locate 
permanently in our midst. 

In response to Brother Little's request, wt 
are endeavoring to raise money at each enure! 
with which to purchase books for High Pom; 
College Library. 



ing good work. This church is also putting 
m a special series of services after the fash- 
on of those at Gibsonville. The first of them 
,vill lie held February 7, 7:30 P. M., and is 
mown as "School Teachers' Night." The 
Burlington City School Teachers have all 
jeen invited and a special musical program 

ad sermon is provided for the occasion. The 
arahain Quartette will also sing. 

This church will observe "Annual Confer- 
ence Bay'' the fourth Sunday in February. 
fhe college assessment will be paid at. that 

line. The Annual Conference Budget is paid 

n full. 



Mrs. Emma Bowman. 
Words fan us wnen we try to express our 
grief at ine passing of our friend and co- 
aorKer, Mrs. Pmma iiowman, wile oi ±Jro th- 
ai w. f. xiowman, one oi me charter mem- 
aers oi our little cuiircn at Midway, Uuilford 
:ircuu. We cant see now we will' get along 
aimout ner neip. Sue was always present if 
possible not oniy present out ready to heip 
in any way she couid to carry on the Mas- 
ter's woiK. wn, how we will miss her and 
now Brotner Bowman and her dear ones in 
me nousc miss her pleasant face. Not only 
does lite church and Home miss her, but her 
neighbors mourn the loss of a true friend. We 
snow our Heavenly father makes no mis- 
takes, but why He called her home just when 
we needed her so badly we can't understand, 
i'o say she is missed is putting it very light, 
out God knows best and I believe some time 
just beyond we will understand. We will ever 
cherish her memory and feel her Christ-like 
life' will inspire us to be more ready to do the 
Master's bidding. While we can't see her 
face present with us we will expect to see her 
iife exemplified in the lives of hr children she 
taught to love and adore her Heavenly Fath- 
er. Then we can say, Sister Bowman is not 
dead but just crossed over and left the work 
lor us to do that she so faithfully began. 
While we write these few lines 'we stop to 
wipe the tears from our eyes at the thought 
that we must say goodby to this good sister 
and mother. Yet we feel sure our loss is her 
cain She is ever happy and free from the 
Toils and cares of this world. We can't 
tnourn as one having no hope, for we feel 
sure she' is just across the river beckoning us 
to come. May we all be faithful and meet 









Ebruary 25, 1926. 



er in the home beyond where there will be 
o farewell tears. ' YV. A. Lamb. 

Feuruary 21, 1926. 



Ida McCulloeh. 
Ida McCulloeh was born November 1, 1872, 
ad died February 9, 1926, age 53 years, three 
lontks and eight days. She was the daughter 
E David Ii. and Margaret Hunter McCulloeh. 
he is survived by her lather, two brothers, 
letcher and Flavins McColloch, two sisters, 
[rs. C. L. Tucker and Miss Georgia MeCul- 
ich. 

Miss Ida had been a great sufferer for eight 
3ars, but those who knew her well say she 
>re her suffering with patience. And not 
ithstanding her own afflictions she did much 
i cheer others and make their lives happier. 
he did this in part by writing letters to 
;hers, having among her correspondents peo- 
le in several states. 

Years ago Miss Ida attended college at 
drian while Dr. J. F. McCulloeh, her uncle, 
as teaching there. After that she taught 
ihool for a number of years. But for a num- 
ir of years she had remained at home with 
3r father and sister. She was devoted to both 
3r father and her sister. A neighbor remarked 
lat she had lived a most unselfish life. 
She professed faith in early life and united 
1th Tabernacle church where she held her 
embership until she was called home. Her 
eighbors and faiends and relatives testi- 
ad to her beautiful Christian character. 
The funeral service was conducted at the 
abernacle church Thursday the 11th at ele- 
3ii o'clock by Rev. L. W. Gerringer, assisted 
y Dr. J. F. McCulloeh, Rev. Ewd. Suits, 
id Rev. C. E. Hodgin. Interment was made 
i the Tabernacle cemetery. 
Hearts are sad and lonely because of her go- 
ig, and yet our- Christian faith enables us to 
iok beyond the bounds of time and see and 
now that all is well with her. Mrs. Crosby 
.dams gives us a thought in a few lines of 
srse that is worthy of our mediation as we 
link of our loss. 

I watched a ship until it sailed from sight 
ver the rounding sea; a gleam of white, 
. last far-flashed farewell, and like a thought, 
lipped out of sight — it vanished and was not. 
ut to the helmsman standing at the wheel. 
road seas still stretched before the shining 

keel 
'isaster '? Change ? He felt no slightest sigh 
"or dreamed he of that dark horizen line. 
o ma3^ it be perchance, as down the tide 
ur dear ones vanish; peacefully they glide 
'er level seas, nor mark that, unknown bound, 
fa call it death — to them 'tis life beyond." 
L. W. Gerringer. 



A Tribute cf Love. 

It is with hearts full of sadness that we. 
re members of the Woman's Foreign Mis- 
lonary Society and Ladies ' Aid Society of 
Vest End M.'p. Church, Greensboro, N, C. 
ecord the death of one of our most conse- 
rated and faithful members, Mrs. T. C. Bo- 
ier. 

In her death we have lost a true friend. 
•ne who was interested in all Christian act- 
ivities faithful in all interests of her church. 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

Whereas, her death has brought sorrow to her 
family and her church, therefore be it re- 
solved — 

First — that we bow in humble submission 
to His divine will. 

Second — that we extend our deepest sympa- 
thy to the bereaved fa.vnily and commend them 
to the heavenly Father who does all things 
well. 

Third — that a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the bereaved family, a copy be spread 
upon the minutes of each Society of which she 
was a member, and a copy be sent to the Mis- 
sionary Record and to the Methodist Protest- 
ant Herald. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Mrs. M. H. Way nick, 
Mrs. W. H. Bonkemeyer, 
Mrs. F. S. Stoekard. 



15 



CLOSIHG AEGUMENT. 
My dear "S. R. H. :" 

Your valued favor, in the "Herald," of 
the eleventh inst. was very much appreciated, 
I am at a loss for words with which to ex- 
press to you my great joy in receiving this 
very pleasing communication. Seriously, my 
dear "S. E.," I laughed till I cried. Is it not 
really fine that we understand each other so 
well? and that there is such an affinity exist- 
ing between us ? and too. the harmony of 
thought. My! my! it's glorious! You cannot 
imagine how grateful I am to know that we 
think so much alike and that we see things 
from the same view-point, and best of all, we 
understand each other so well, oh! it's great, 
my dear S. R. "no getting mad," "no insin- 
uations," "no sarcasm," "no irony" "no 
fling," no any other "tommy rotten" things. 
No misunderstandings, no anything that 
would _ mar the good fellow-feeling that 
binds us in the bonds of friendship. I 
thought that this would he the situation 
when I wrote at the first : but I must say 
that the pleasant result has very far surpass- 
ed nry most sanguine espectaLion. It seems 
that a brother, a minister — pastor of the 
Pageland Circuit in S. C. — did not fully un- 
derstand your first letter. Possibly he took 
your letter as he probobly did mine — for a 
joke. At any rate it 's likely that he failed to 
understand the full import of what we 
wrote. Perhaps he got "the letter" but did 
not succeed in catching the "sperrit" of our 
communications. I hope he did not become a 
victim to the result that might be expected 
to follow by receiving the "letter" only. The. 
thing that puzzles me most is this, the fact 
that any reasonable minded person eould pos- 
sibly- misunderstand your first letter especially 
after reading mine in connection with yours : 
I think he must have overlooked the import- 
ance of doing this, but alas ! so it is. I'm 
reminded just now, of' a hard time I once had 
in getting a shoe-maker to understand how 
I wanted him to make a pair of shoes. I told 
him as plainly as I could speak, and in the 
most pronounced manner, I could, as to how 
I wanted the shoes made. The charge I gave 
him was as follows: "Be sure," said I, "to 
make one shoe a little larger than the other." 
He said he would certainly do so. Believe me. 
when I went to the shop for those shoes ini- 



iny disappointment and clu j fin when 
I discovered that that goose of a shoemaker 

had made one of the shoes a little smaller 
than tlie other, so you ;ee it's mighty liar 1 
to get folk to understand you every time, but 
I guess we will have to put up with thi 

: e. I notice that anot! i t mi ister — the 

one that edits postal cards — has written a 

history of my name, which seems to be 

correct. I thank him for this. The only thing 

did not like about Lis article was this: just 

about the time I b< 'am intensely interested, 

stopped right short off then and there in 

< Ly sp it, and did not proceed a 

er. And now, my dear S. R. — pardon me 

for leaving off part of your name — I'm doing' 

this for the reason that - he "Herald" 

■; y be needed for some brother who wishes 

to inform the public of the fact that he has 

just been the happy recipient of a number of 

such things as three yards and a quarter of 

. two ] ks of shucks ■ to feed his 

cow on, half cord of buttermilk, two gallons 
if stove wood, and one and one half cubic 
Teat of corn in the ear with which to feed his 
pig etc., etc. You spoke of saving a proposi- 
tion for me, good, thank you. Can it and seal 
the can, and some day we will cut the can, 
ot a pumpkin, knock an egg in the head, 
pan a keg of nails, roast a bo:: of tacks and 
mix the whole outlay together and season 
with your "bowl of "pot lieker" and have 
the time of our lives. 

I extend to you my very best wishes and 
kindest regards and wish to conclude by say- 
ing that I am yours fully as much as I was 
the last time I wrote — and then some. 

Tobe Shepherd. 



I do not ask that men with flattering finger 

Should point me out within the crowded 
mart, 
But only that the thought of me may linger 

In one glad heart. 
I would not rise upon the men below me, 

Or pulling at robes of men above; 
I would that friends, a few dear friends, Bay 
know me, 

And knowing, love. 



—Thomas A. Edison, "electrical wizard" 
and the world's most famous inventor, was 
ieventy-nine years old February 11. His home 
and the big Edison laboratory where he does 
his work are at West Orange. N. J., but Mr. 
Edison is spending the winter at Fort Myers, 
Fla. On his birthday he said: "I feel no- 
where near seventy-nine years cf age. No, no 
I couldn't retire." Mr. Edison comes of a 
long-lived familv. His father, grandfather and 
>t at-srandfatber lived to be 94. 10.3, and 102, 
respectively. Seven uncles on his father's 
side all lived to be over ninety. 

As an -inventor, Mr. Edison has taken out 
more than a thousand patents in the United 
r ":ates, and even more abroad. Besides the in- 
candescent light, some of ■ the most wonderful 
of his inventions are: The phonograph, the 
mimeograph, the moving picture machine and 
the nickel-iron storage batteries used in motor 
\ir=. He also perfected the telegraph and 
telephone, and improved the first typewriter 
so as to make it practicable. 



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METHODIST PKOTESTANT HERALD mHI' 3 f _ I 



February 25, 1926. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— MARCH 7. 
Jesus "Washes His Disciples' Fei3t. 
Lesson Text : John 13 :1-15. 
Golden Text : Matt. 20 :2S. 
The Central Truth : Jesus, the Son of God, 
has stooped to such lowly sacrifice and ser- 
vice in order that He might lift the foulest 
sinners to the most exalted sainthood. 
Script»ral Points. 

1. "Jesus knew that his hour was come." 
The hour of betrayal, trial, and crucifixion 
was near. It was also the hour of parting coun- 
sel and loving devotion to His chosen apos- 
tles. And it was also the hour of the total 
eclipse of His Father's face, in which He 
would have to tread the winepress alone. 

2. "Tie loved them unto the end.'' The love} 
of Jesus is an everlasting love, as persistent ' 
and constant as the sun shining in its ! 

St] Qg'th. 

3. Beyond the dark chasm of Gethsemane; 
and the darker mount of Calvary Jesus view-t 
ed His exaltation to His Father's right hand, 
where He would assume Lordship over "things | 
in heaven, and things in earth, and things | 
under the earth." { 

4. Jes^j had three good reasons for wash- i 
ing His disciples ' feet. First, their feet need- 
ed washing ofter the day's travel, and there;! 
was no one else to do it. The disciples were 1 
not sufficiently humble bo wash one another's ' 
feet. Secondly, Jesus wished to teach the les- 
son of lowly service as the pathway to the 
glory world. And thirdly, Jesus would im- 
press the truth that constant cleasing was 
indispensable in order to maintain purity o'r 
heart and purity of life. 

5. "What I do thou knowest not now; but 
thou shalt know hereafter." Peter though; 
Jesus was sacrificing His dignity and self- 
respect by washing His disciples' feet; but 
under the new dispensation he would come to 
know that there is no soul so fallen, so cor- 
rupt, or so damnable but that the Holy Spir-' 
it will be glad to wash, to cleanse, and to 
renew, in Jesus' name. 

6. "If I wash thee not, thou hast no par! 
in me." A clean heart, a right spirit, .and 
a holy life are necessary to full diseipleship 
with Jesus. A pure Christ must have a pure 
following. 

7. "And ye are clean, but not all." This 
is a thrust at Judas who had already bar- 
gained with the chief priests to betray Him 
It was also a personal appeal for Judas t - 
repent, and forego the damnable transaction 
Put Judas' heart was hardened by his love 
of money, and he turned a deaf ear to thi 
entreaty. 

8. "Ye call me Master and Lord; and yr 
say well; for so I am." These are not empty 
honorary titles. They represent a supreme re 
lationship. This wonderful and far reaching 
claim of Lordship has been fully established 
through the centuries of the Christian, era 
Millions have shared the untold benefactior - 
of this King of kings and Lord of lords. 

! 9. "Ye ought also to wash one another' - 
feet." The formal service of feetwashing ear- 
not he anything out of the way. If the spirit 
of lowliness attends it the service will ch 
much good. But Jesus would have us to learr 




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that there is no human need so low but that 
we should stoop down to meet it. ' ' Bear ye 
one another's burdens and so fulfill the law 
of Christ." 

Practical Points. 

1. There are moments in each one's life up- 
on which eternity is hung. They are moments 
a£ opportunity, moments of privilege, and 
moments of destiny. Happ}' is the man who 
"inters these .open doors to sit in heavenly 
places in Christ Jesus. "Choose ye this day 
whom ye will serve." Josh. 24:15. 

2. Let us magnify the love of Jesus. The 
sweep of descent from the throne to the man- 
ger was the first lap of its measure. Thirty- 
three years of earthly poverty, living, teach- 
Sag and serving deepened and broadened this 
tove. In the garden and on the cross it shone 
with resplendent light. From the mediatorial 
viirone it beams with dazzling and most pene- 
trating brillaney. And throughout eternity 
it will be the supreme luminary of the glory 
world. "Who shall separate us from the love 

if Christ?" Rom. S:35. 

3. A clean life is the outflow of a pure 
heart. "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, 
who walk in the law of the Lord." Ps. 119:1. 

4. "It is not in man to direct his way." 
Nothing short of God's wisdom and strength 
can maintain a sinless life. And this God can 
do, for there is nothing too hard for the 
Lord. "Pure religion and undefiled before 
God and the Father is this. To visit the fatner- 
and widows in their affliction, and to keep him- 
self unspotted from the world." James 1:27. 
"Who are kept by the power of God through 
faith unto salvation ready to be revealed at 
the last time." 1 Pet. 1:5. 

5. The example of Jesus is a most delight- 
ful inspiration to worship and devotion and 
a most powerful incentive to conduct and 
service. "Looking unto Jesus the author and 
finisher of our faith; who for the joy that 
was set before him endured the cross, despis- 
ing, the shame, and is set down at the right 
hand of the throne of God." Heb. 12:2. 

i— From the Word of Life. 



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not citizens of Mexico are being arrested for 
deportation to their native lands. The motto 
of the Calles government seems to be: Mexico 
for the Mexicans ! 



—In December, 1925, the population of the 
United States was increased 10,802 as a re- 
sult of immigration and emigration. The num- 
ber of foreigners who arrived in this country 
was 32,305. However, the number of foreign- 
ers who returned to their native lands dur- 
irg December was 21,503. 

—The government of Mexico is seizins and 
taking over for its own use all church proper- 
ty in that country, both Protestant and Cath- 
olic. Moreover, priests and ministers who are 



THE SUPREME PASSION OF DEITY. 

To make saints out of burners is the su- 
preme purpose of Lbs Triune God. All creation 
and providence are mad; to contribute to this 
and. Jesus Christ died and rose again that 
fallen men and women might be transformed 
into the image and likeness ^f God. The church 
has been commissioned to undertake and con- 
summate this work of redemption. 

The body of believers is expected to be 
the channel through which the blessings of 
the kingdom may flow. Preaching and praj er 
are the two keys that will unlock the dooi' of 
the Kingdom of redeeming grace. And these 
keys, under the power of the Holy Spirit, will 
also unlock the doors of rebellious human 
hearts. 

These keys must be operated under the God- 
given authority of faith. Jesus was asked, 
' ' What shall we do, that we might work the 
works of God?" And He replied, "This is 
the work of God, that ye believe on him whom 
he hath sent." It -is our part to believe, and 
God will do the work of salvation. 

To the seventy, just returned from a tour of 
successful ministry, Jesus said, "Notwith- 
standing in this rejoice not that the. spirits 
are subject unto you; but rather rejoice be- 
cause your names are written in heaven." 
Spirituality is more well-pleasing to God than 
service. It is what we are rather than what 
we do that concerns Him the most. 

"Holiness beeometh thine house, O Lord, 
forever. ' ' To make men holy as He is holy is 
the quenchless passion of the heart of God. 
And He craves fellowship with such. "And 
truly our fellowship is with the Father, and 
with his Son Jesus Christ." 

— From the Word of Life. 



EXPERIENCES. 

Every man who exercises the power of God 
must have a devotional training. This is only 
another name for the old word "experience." 
A conscious effort to make real the presence 
and fellowship of God alone can develop a 
real Christian erperience. The courage of life 
comes from an assurance of faith. — Selected. 







VOLUME XXXII. 



GREENSBORO, N. C, MARCH 4, 1926. 



NUMBER 17. 



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THE FEET OF JESUS. 



By Dr. Henry B«rton. 
sacred feet, so sweet a burden bearing 

Along the common dusty roads of earth! 
Bringing new hope and life to the despairing, 
Turning' man's grief and sorrow into mirth! 
weary feet, which at the well-side staying, 
Saw the lone stranger won for truth and 
love, 
Which heard the. fount of living waters play- 
ing, 
Sending its music to the reajms above. 
feet, love-winged, which o 'er the waters 
glided, 
Light as the seabird on the passing wave. 
When at His word the angry storm subsided, 
And in the calm the fearful hearts grew 
brave ! 
feet beloved, with fragrant nard anointed, 
Ere yet they moved along the dolorous 
way! 
Which shrank not from the path by God ap- 
pointed, 
Though death larked there, and a (1 the 
beasts of prey. 

pierced feet, which felt the nail and ham- 

mer, 
Through quivering nerves, cut deep into 

the wood ! 
Which heard the mocking and the people's 

clamor, 
And saw the red line of atoning blood ! 
Thou risen Christ! What offering shall I give 

Thee? 1 1 || f 

Hot tears of mine, or spikenard for Thy 

feet ? 

1 have not these; but I can love Thee, live 

Thee, 
And this my love shall be as spikenard 

sweet ! 
West Kirby, England.— N. Y. Christian Ad- 
vocate. 



— Bro. Powe|l breaks out into humor in his 
announcement: "bring a heap of dinner, Bro. 
Stubbins will be there." 



THE BIBLE STANDS FIRM AND FINE. 

Under the influence of the growing concep- 
tion of historical development, and the widen- 
ing range of spiritual sympathy which mark 
our age preeminently, men are coming more 
and more generally to recognize the Bible's 
permanent and incomparable spiritual worth. 

Though the whole modern world has trans- 
cended it at many points, it remains a unique 
record of developing religious experience, as- 
piration, and reflection, and it contains the 
highest gift of God to man, the gospel of 
Jesus Christ. 

Christians have never found it. more help- 
ful and inspiring than now, and outside the 
Church the characteristic attitude of the pres- 
ent day toward it is no,t, as it once was, in 
revolt against the extravagent c'Jaims every- 
where made for it, contempt and hatred, but 
growing interest and respect. 

All lovers of the Bible may well rejoice 
and take heart from the existing situation. 
For distress and discouragement there is no 
room where the past is known and today's re- 
lation to it comprehencjad. — Professor Mc- 
Giffert in Religious Authority. 

HIGH POINT COLLEGE DOING A-GRADE 
WORK. 

My Dear Doctor McCulloch : 

You kindly gave the following letter front 
page space in the Herald on July 23, 1925, 
and I hope you can give it the same kind of 
space this week. Thank you. 
"High Point College Recognized by the 
State Board of Education. 

' ' As there have come to us a numbber of 
inquiries concerning the admission of a stu- 
dent from High Point College in other colleges 
in the state, the letter which follows will be 
of interest to all prospective students at 
High Point College. In order that I might 
speak with assurance, I wrote to the Presi- 
dent of the University, asking him if credit 
would be given there for the work done at 
High Point College by our students, and the 
'following letter was received: 

'Dear President Andrews: Your letter to 
the President, dated July 15th, has been re- 
referred to me for answer. It is our custom to 
'follow as nearly as possible the ratings given 
to colleges by our State Department of Educa- 
tion. I have just received from Mr. James E. 
Hillman a letter that gives me the impression 
that his department is wi JEing at this time to 
recognize the work done at High Point College 
as. far as it has gone — namely, two years. 

'Therefore, our practice will be the same 
as to applicants from your institution as it is 
in. cases from any other college — that is, we 
will allow tentative credit, in the curriculum 
chosen by the applicant, for all work certified 
as completed satisfactorily at High Point Col- 



lege, insofar as that work applies upon the 
requirements of the curriculum chosen. Cred- 
its become permanent if the applicant does 
good work here. 

' With 'best wishes, I am 

'Very truly yours, 

'Thomas J. Wilson, Jr, 

'Registrar.' 

"It is plain from the above letter that no 
student who does good work at High Point 
College will find it difficult to get recognition 
at other colleges in the state, since the State 
Board of Education recognizes the work done 
here. Dr. HUlman and Dr. Highsmith visited 
High Point College several months ago, and 
their recommendation is the result of that in- 
vestigation. Very truly yours, 

"R. M. Andrews, Pres." 

Some of our friends in North Carolina seem 
to have mighty good forgetters, or they are 
just wilfully misrepresenting us. 

High Point College is new and modern in 
every way. It is we ,1 equipped with a splen- 
did faculty and with the very best of school 
furnishings. It is placing about the boys and 
girls the very best of . Christian influences, 
and one of the happiest groups of people to be 
found anywhere is housed in our High Point 
College buildings. Right here our boys and 
girls who are going to college anywhere can 
get the very best. Ask the young folks who 
are there. 

The standardizing agencies of North Caro- 
lina tell us 'that we are doing A-grade work, 
and that they will give us credit for A- 
grade work. 

Any one who tells a different tale about it 
is simply ignorant of the facts, or they wil- 
fully misrepresent. And it seems to us that 
those who do it, do it because they are willing 
to injure a young and rising college. 

Yours for fairness, A. G. Dixon. 



-The Hera'd office has been hard hit by the 
influenza. Half of last week the linotype 
operator was out. She returned on Monday 
to work, but had to give it up at noon, and 
has not been back since. The editor also has 
had an attack of the same or similar malady, 
but has had to stick to his post. Otherwise 
this issue of the paper would n ot have ap- 
peared. Few times, if any, has t he Herald 
been issued under greater difficulties. 

—Miss Fjorenee Hughes, a returned mission- 
ary from Korea, gave a good account of her 
work there in an address in Ca (vary church on 
last Sunday night in the thank-offering service. 
This was fallowed by a pageant. 

—Almost whole families in this community 
are in bed with the influenza, and nurses are 
hard to find. 

—Spring approaches and we will welcome it. 



TOM WATSON'S DESCRIPTION OF A 

SAM JONES REVIVAL. 

By H. H. Smith. 

In 1896, just after the failure of his candi- 
dacy of the Vice-Presidency, Thomas E. Wat- 
son wrote a very spicy account of his first at- 
tendance at a meeting' conducted by Sam 
Jones. After reading it, it wiijl be easy to 
agree with an editor of a religious paper who 
wrote just after Sam Jones ' death : " No man 
had -such sharp wit, such force of apt illus- 
tration, such terrible denunciatory powers as 
the Rev. Sam Jones." 

Mr. Watson wrote : 

"We did not yawn the day we went to 
hear Sam Jones. 

"There he was, clad in a little black jurnp- 
tai.j coat, and looking as much like the regula- 
tion preacher as we look like the Arch-bishop 
of Canterbury. 

"He was not in the pupit. He was right 
next to the crowd, standing within the rail- 
ing, and almost in touch of the victims. 

' ' His head was down, as if he was holding 
on to his chain of thought by the teeth, but 
his right hand was going energetically up and 
down, with all the grace of a pump-handle. 

"And, Lord! how he did hammer the breth- 
ren. How he did peel the amen corner. How 
he did smash their solemn self-conceit, their 
profound self-satisfaction, their peaceful co- 
partnership with the Almighty, their placid 
conviction that they were the trustees of the 
New Jerusalem! 

"We sinners looked on, listened, grinned. 
It was all we could do to keep from saying, 
'Sick 'em, Sam!' 

"We knew some of those men. We sinners 
knew their failings. We wondiered where 
Jones had learned' it a J. We rejoiced exceed- 
ingly, and the amen-corner brethren sweated 
in their great agony. 

"After a while, with solemn, irresistible 
force, Jones called on these brethren to rise 
in public, confess their shortcomings, and 
kneel for divine grace. 

"And they knelt. With groans and sobs 
and tears these old belfwethers of the flock 
fell on their knees- and cried aloud in then- 
distress. 

"And the little man in the short-tail coat 
was master of the situaion. 

"Then what? 

"He turned his guns upon us sinners and 
he enfiladed us. He raked us fore and aft. He 
gave us grape and canister and all the rest. 
He abused us and ridicn'fcd us; he stormed at 
us and laughed at us; he called us flop-eared 
hounds, beer-kegs and whisky-soaks. He plain- 
ly said that we were all hypocrites and liars, 
and he intimated, somewhat broadf, that 
most of us would steal. 

' ' Oh, we had a time of it, I assure you. For 
six weeks the farms and stores were neg- 
lected, and Jones, Jones, JONES was the 
whole thing'." 

When Sam Jones died, just ten years af- 
ter this article was written, Mr. Watson paid 
the great evangelist the following tribute: 

"Against vice in all its forms he brought 
every weapon known to the Armory of Right, 
and he used them, with a force and skill and 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

tireless energy which made him the most pow- 
erful evangelist of Christ that recent history 
has known. 

""Brilliant, witty, wise, eloquent, profound 
in his knowledge of the human heart, no man 
ever faced an audience who could so easily 
master it. 

"From laughter to tears, from indifference 
to enthusiasm, from levity to intense emotion, 
he could lead the multitude at his will. Under 
his magnetism and will-power the brazen lib- 
ertine blushed for shame, the hardened crimi- 
nal trembled in fear, smug respectability saw 
its shortcoming's, sham Christians forgot to 
be sejf -complacent, social hypocrites fell up- 
on their knees, and the miser opened his 
purse. ' ' 



March 4, 1926. 



THAT THEY MAY BE ONE. 

Helping to Answer The Prayer of Out Lord. 

By Lather K. Long. 

More than 700 years before Christ, Isaiah 
wrote "They shall beat their swords into 
plowshares and their spears into pruning- 
hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against 
nation, neither shall they fearn war any- 
more. ' ' 

This idea of a warless world — inspired of 
God — came to the prophet in the midst of 
wars and rumors of wars and preparations for 
future Avars. War has not yet been abolished. 
But we believe it will be ; and people are pian- 
ning and working as never before, in the faith 
that this greatest crime of society against 
society shall come to an end. 

That Jesus prayed for the oneness of his 
followers is sufficient warrant for us to work 
for church union. Our faith need not waver. 
In the face of adverse winds of prejudice, 
past icebergs of sectarian bigotry, the good 
ship Church sails on; and it wi)l, we believe, 
some day gain the port of Union. 

I was much interested in a communication 
from E. S. Wills— "An Argument for Com- 
bining Denominations"— which appeared in 
the Herald for February 19. That was a gra- 
cious response which he made to the following 
suggestion of a minister of the Christian de- 
nomination; "The similarity between the 
Christian, Congregational, Disciple, Free V, ill 
Baptist, and Methodist Protestant denomina- 
tions is so marked that these denominations 
can and should unite for the purpose of 
greater efficiency in work and economy in 
operating expenses." 

In addition to the economy and efficiency 
already given, I should like to suggest this 
other reason for bringing these five denomi- 
nations together: This union would provide 
for those going into it a ijarger, finer, and 
richer fellowship than is possible in then- 
present isolated condition. I know all these 
denominations and at the present time I am 
enjoying quite intimate relations with three 

of them. 

Mr Wills refers onlly to the results of un- 
ion that would follow in North Carolina. I 
am not sure whether the union contemplated 
by the minister of the Christian denomina- 
tion is nation-wide, or only state-wide. How- 
ever that may be, it seems to me that state 
wide union is a good proposition to discuss. 



Is it not possible that union of denomina- 1 
tions within the borders of a state can be : 
handed more effectively than in the larger 
unit ? Leaders and churches and problems are ) 
closer to each other, and details can be work- 
ed out more satisfactorily. The prohibition 
movement developed locally and many state 
laws were passed before the eighteenth amend- 
ment made prohibition nation-wide. 

Haven't the denominations made a mis- 
take in each one endeavoring to cover our 
entire national' territory — and even the whole 
world, They get spread out_so thin in many 
places that they make but little impression. 
There is, of course, some localizing of denomi- 
nationalism. In Boston and New Haven Con- 
gregationalists are strong. In Pittsburgh Pres- 
byterians dominate the situation. Episcopa- 
lians are numerous and wealthy in New York 
City. Quakers abound in Philadelphia. Meth- 
odists are in power in Cincinnati, Chicago, 
and many other places. Methodist Protest- 
ants give an espeeialljy good account of them- 
selves in Maryland. . 

I am wondering if it may not eventually 
come about that the church in each state, 
or half of a state, or two or three small states 
combined, will be so organized and managed 
as to express the thoughts and feelings of 
the people of that unit, and to do the work 
that appeals to them as the wise enterpris- 
es to undertake. This would give a pleasing 
variety of religious life and effort. The Chris- 
tians of one state could not impose their 
theological opinions and customs on the Chris- 
tians of a neighboring state. Ideas, however, 
could freely circulate. Books, papers, and 
preachers would readily pass back and forth 
across state lines, and great conventions of 
various sorts won Id provide means for ac- 
quaintance and fellowship. 

Of course puzzling problems can be sug- 
gested : These five denominations do not be- 
lieve exactly alike. They do not manage their 
churches in precisely the same way. How 
would they carry on their missionary and 
educational enterprises? What would become 
of their relations with their several denomi- 
nations outside of North Carolina? 

These things do not greatly trouble me. 
Mr. Wills wisely says: "If the amalgamation 
of a large number of small manufacturing 
plants under one central management results 
in greater production and larger dividends 
fur the stock-bolders, would not the same 
principle applied to the church work equally 
well ? Do we give the same keen, intelligent 
thinking to our church work that we give to 
our business?" 

To say that the Christian people in these 
live denomination's in North Carolina can not 
solve these practical problems — if they want 
to — is to discredit their intelligence, their 
business sagacity, and their Christian spirit. 
To say that they cannot be led aright — in case 
they want to be thus led — is to discredit the 
wisdom and power of God's spirit. 

I should very much like to see this move- 
ment started. Any two of the five denomina- 
tions could begin it. That the other three 
would come into the arrangement — one at a 
time, or all together — seems quite likely. 



feh 4, 1926. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



ROSITA' S FINGER. 



Sow who would have supposed that a flu-' children sang it, then joined in very softly, i 



j could cause things to happen;, just one 
jer? Yet it all came about because of Bo- 
a's finger, the first one on her right hand. 
Josita was a dark-eyed Porto Rican girl. 
r mountain home was one of the poorest 
the little c "(Lister of houses not far from 
i city of Ponce. The place was called Corral 
3Jo, which means Old Back Yard. That is 
t exactly what it was. The house was a 
y shack, the door opening on the mountain 
id. The house was raised on sections of 



had only listened carefully when the other 



They often sang- the song when they were to 
g'etker, and they were si re no one could hear, 
in fact, it seemed to Rosita that her heart was 
singing it most of the time, and that some day 
it just must come out without her knowing 
it. Which is exactly what it did, much to her 
father's surprise. 

"What is that you are singing'" he asked. 

Rosita was so surprised that she jumped, 
but she tojd the truth. "It is the song that 
they sing at the missionary school," she re- 



e trunks, which made the floor quite even I pied. 



1 left room for the pigs to p"|ay uuder- 
ith. Pigs"? Oh, yes; and chickens and goats 
well. Why, the goats came and went in the 
ise with as much freedom as your best dog 
mds in this country. 

"n spite of her poor home, Rosita was a 
)py little girl; but there was just one thing 
'. wished for more than anything else in 
world. Sometimes she whispered it to the 
lana tree and her pet goat. "If I could 
I go every week to the school of the mis- 
uary ! She had so sweet a smile, and the 
Is who go say she tells wonderful stories." 
'I would like to go, too," said a voice 



What!" shouted the father. "Have you 
been going there 1 ? Did I not tell you never to 
go?" and he was very angry. 

"I did not go into the school," answered 

Rosita quickly. "I only listened OLitside to 

the stories and songs. They are beautiful — "' 

Her father wou'd not listen. "I kr.ow! I 

have heard! I tell you to stay away! You are 

not even to listen outside! The missionaries 

only come with strange customs and ways that 

are not good. Ypu are not to sing that song 

again, either.". And indeed Rosita did not 

feel like singing that or any other song. 

It was the next day that it happened. The, 

•Hie her, and she turned quickly to face I mother called from outside, "Rosita, bring 

• playmate, Maria. me the black pan, and hurry."' Rosita ran 

tosita clapped her hands. "Would you?*' ! to get it. The pan was hidden behind the 

asked eagerly. "I have wanted, to go, but | big cars of water that had been carried ha f 

y will not "jst me," and here she motion- a mile from the mountain spring, and as she 

toward the house. "But baby Raual is leaned over to get it, she put her hand against 

3ep now and we can play." the wall to keep from falling. As she did so 

'I know what we' can do!" exclaimed i a rusty nail pierced her finger and she jump- 

ria. "We can go down and listen outside I ed back. "Ouch!" she said, and then reached 

school. That would not be going in, and . again for the pan, taking care to avoid the 

will -not tell a soul." j nail. The matter was soon forgotten, because 

tosita nodded agreement, and taking hold j there was so much to keep her busy, and she 

her friend's hand started down the road. . was too tired at night to let a "ittle pain in 

■hat is right," she said. "If ws do not go! her finger keep her awake. 

surely my father can not be angry, though ' In the morning, however, Rosita held a 

council with her pet goat and the banana tree 
"It still hurts," she confided to them. "But 
of course it isn't much, and I won't say a 
thing about it to anybody." 

That was not the last of it. The finger 



will not say anything about it," she added 
dously. One could never tell, and perhaps 
father would not even approve of 'listen- 
outside, 
'hey hurried along the path, and in a 



attention. And indeed she needed it at first, 
because she was very sick. One day even the 
father was on y allowed to look in at the 
door without speaking. Then he forgot his 
,: like and went to the missionary lady for 
comfort. After that he never spoke any but 
i:ind words a' out the missionary and her 
;ehool. In fact, one day when Rosita was 
well enough to sit up, he came in the hospital 
ward in time to hear her lead the rset of 
1 he children in singing, "Yes, Jesus Loves 
Me. ' ' 

And he only smi'jed. With that happening 
you can guess the rest; and not only did the 
happy little Rosita walk proudly into the 
school of the missionary, but Rosita and her 
whole family wa,ked proudly into the church 
of the missionary every Sunday. And all on 
acaount of a linger. — Ethel Demont, in Junior 
World. 

It may safely be said that the growth of a 
Christian is, in the great majority of cases, 
exactly proportioned to the real, app'ied 
knowledge of the Word of God. "Is it not 
for this cause that ye err, that ye know not 
the scriptures nor the power of God?" And 
so the Word becomes the greatest and most. 
rational means to personal acquaintance with 
Cod. We may as certainly and truly come to 
know Him through His Word as we may come 
to know a correspondent whom we have nev- 
er seen through his letters. — Selected. 



r minutes were creeping quietly under the ' grew worse and Rosita became quite ill. Then 
tdows of the school, and listening to the 



nds coming from within. They were in time 
hear a beautiful story; that 'is, part of it. 
seemed they had listened no time at alls, 
m they heard the teacher say, ' Why, I 
not know it was so 
•y tomorrow." 



it was that the missionary lady hersejf ap- 
peared. Rosita looked up from her little bet 



on the floor and saw her standing in the door- 
way like a bit of sunshine. "It is the mission- 
ary lady!" she called glad y. It was not long 
ate. I shall finish the j before the mother had told about the finger. 
1 v ''"f | "I heard about it," was the answer. "That 
'hey crept quickly away and ran up the ' is why I came. I knew Rosita used to listen 
. "It was wonderful, Maria," said Rosita, | outside the window and I missed her. She 
■ they stopped for breath. "We must go must have care; she is very sick.'' 
R." ' The mother shook her head. "There is uo 

•Yes," answered Maria. "We must go to- i money, " she said sadly. 

-row and hear the rest of the story." "That makes r.o difference," said the mis- 

''Yes, indeed," agreed Rosita. " I wi i! bur- s.ionary lady. "I will take care of that. I 
and get the work done so there will be no ; will take her to the hospital." 
son why I should not play. I shall wait 1 Just then the father came in. He was net 
|ou under the banana tree; and remem- at all glad to see the company, but the Sun-] 
, it is our secret." shine lady did not seem to notice and was as 

'Of course— our secret," and Maria nod- nice as ever. In the end she had her way and; 

as she took the path that led to her own planned to take Rosita away to get we)]. 

le home. '" : . 'A few days later the little Porto Rican 

'he next day they went again, and the next, girl entered another world, a word of beauti- j 

the next. They heard the rest of the story, ful beds and clean, soft sheets and kind. 

ly stories, and a song. To learn that they nurses. Never had Rosita enjoyed so much I 



A GROUP OF POEMS. 
By Frances Barker. 
(Miss Barker is 13 years o|il; she lives in 
Berkeley, California, and has just begun high 
school). 

Spring. 
Spring is in the air, 
It. is on the hill. 
Joy is everywhere, 
Everywhere goodwill. 

Sunset. 
Sunset's colors are soft tonight, 
And as beautiful as the dawn, 
The sun, from its shining height, 
Into the ocean has gone. 

A Spring Day. 
The hills are clothed in beauty, 
The sky is 'brightest blue. 
I long to be cut in the sunshine 
And the open air, don't you? 
But here in school we labor, 
When we wou'd like to be 
Learning the beauties of nature, 
And seeing things p'easant to see. 
When the bell has finally sounded, 
And we are free at last, 
Straight to the hills we journey, 
And we surely do travel fast. 

Sain. 
Yesterday the sun shone : 
Now it rains. 
It is dark and dreary 
O'er the plains. 

Where once sun shone brightly, 
THi'l rains falls. 
But the earth is thankful 
For it all. 



-By falling we learn to go safely. 
-Throw no stones at a sleeping dog. 



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THE WORK AND THE WORKERS. 

This Monday morning' finds me at home, 
having returned from a very pleasant trip to 
Mt. Hermon charge, with Rev. W. F. Ash- 
burn. His second quarterly conference was 
held in the Belmont church on Saturday, the 
27th nit. The attendance was small, but the 
spirit of the meeting was fine. Reports in- 
dicated that they were a bit more than fifty 
per cent, behind with the finances for the year. 

On Sunday morning at 11 o'clock we were 
at Belmont where I preached to a good con- 
gregation of earnest listeners. The Lord's 
Supper was administered following preaching. 
This church has a wonderful opportunity in 
this community, and we believe they are try- 
ing to measue up to it. They need a good C. 
E. Society and a more active missionary so- 
ciety. Following the morning service the 
stewards paid pastor's salary in full to date. 

The afternoon found us at Friendship. It 
is always a pleasure to go to this church. 
These people seem to have great pride in their 
church and community. It is a fine group of 
workers, and the future is securee if ajl their 
young people develop into .good Christian 
workers. They too have a fine opportunity 
for service. They did not do so well finan- 
cially as Belmont, though they did pay the 
pastor some. 

At the evening hour we were at Mt. Her- 
mon, and found a splendid audience waiting 
for us. We were tired, but they were such 
good listeners that it was easy to preach to 
them. The congegation here was largely of 
young peop'ie. A fine opportunity for serv- 
ice. If the people at all these churches will 
just adopt the monthly payment plan and will 
live up to it they will) make much better pro- 
gress in Kingdom service. 

Bro. Ash'burn loves his people and they 
love him, so they are working together beau- 
tifully. 

February Collections. 

All pastors and church workers have been 
urged to co'Ject for the A. 0. B. during Feb. 
Many have responded to this call, and really 
we hope every church in the Conference has 
responded. Whatever amount of money is in 
hand, let it be sent to Mr. V. W. Idol, High 
Point, N. €., at once. Please don't hold it. 
Send it in. 

Easter Services. 
Are you planning f or Easter"? This is a great 
time in the year to get much done for our 
Master. For years now, our church has been 
called upon at Easter to lay its offerings upon 
the altar for Home Missions. The Board of 
Home Missions provides the Easter programs 
and supplies free of cost, with the under- 
standing that an offering is taken for Home 
Missions. If you have not already done so, 
write to. Dr. J. M. Sheridan, 516 N. Char'Jes 
St., Baltimore, Md., tell him the size of your 
Sunday school, and ask him to send you the 
supplies. 

A Request t o Yo«ng People. 

My dear young people, if your Sunday 
school superintendent is backward about do- 
ing this, I am asking that some of you in 
each school offer your services to help get up 
this service, and have some one order the 
programs at once. All that is raised that day 



wi"|l count on your General Conference Bud- 
get. 

The High Point College. 

Concerning this institution, Rev. F. Y\ r . Ste- 
phenson said last week, "The effort being 
made by Hgh Point College to liquidate its 
obligations as well as to build up a substan- 
tial endowment is being watched with intense 
interest throughout the denomination. Surely 
we have no people more heroic. They have 
been sacrificing to the limit and evidently in- 
tend to continue until the college is on a sol- 
id financial foundation. If those who have 
done little would do half as much as those, 
who are. carrying the load, the problem would 
be solved without delay." 

The eyes of the entire denomination are 
upon us as we stadily march up the hill of 
progress with our financial) load, which is 
just a great load of opportunities our Father, 
God, has placed upon us. 

Please read also this clipping from what 
Mr. Wills said last week. 

"A good brother has just made a contri- 
bution. He stated that he might have paid 
the amount before, but from what his pastor 
said, he judged that the college was just about 
gone, and he did not see any need of paying 
out more money if it would not accomplish 
any thing. This will give an idea of the 
dilemma in which we are placed. If we em- 
phasize the value of our property and appear 
to be prosperous, folks will think we do not 
need money, and if we explain how badly we 
need it, it may be inferred that the college is 
about to fail. The simple truth is that we 
have property in Greensboro and High Point 
valued at nearjy $600,000 ; we owe a large 
amount of money, and we need that which 
has been promised us, in order that we may 
meet our obligations. ' ' 

Pardon this repetition. I have repeated 
Mr. Wills' statement for the sake of empha- 
sis. WE HAVE DONE WONDERS DUR- 
ING THE LAST FOUR YEARS. And by 
the help of the same God who guided us 
through these four years, WE WILL DO 
GREATER THINGS THAN THESE IN THE 
YEARS TO COME. But, brethren, it is a 
crime for any pastor, or any layman, to add 
to our burdens by giving out periodically his 
broken doses of pessimism. In answer to 
the prayers and the constant efforts the faith- 
ful ones are putting forth, God, our Father, 
will 'jead on to success in this great undertak- 
ing. We believe His smile of approval is 
upon the High Point College, and because of 
THIS, WE WILL SUCCEED. 

Student Body. 

The student body there at present is a fine 
group of young people. It will) be just as 
fine next year, and the numbers must he great- 
ly increased. 

We* are laving our plans to put 250 board- 
ing students there next fall and 125 day 
students. This can be done if all those who 
love High Point College will help. Do you 
know young men or young women who ought 
to go to college? Then help us to get them 
to High Point College. Pray for the college. 
And work for the college and pay every dol- 
lar you can to the college. 



Mareh 
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Appointments. 

7, 11 A. M., Graham. 
7, 7:30 P. M., Glen Raven. 
11, 7:31) P. M., Whitakers. 
13 and 14, Creswell. 

16, Spring Church. 

17, Greensville. 

18, Littleton. 

19, Halifax. 
21, 11 A. M., "Whitakers. 

21, 7:30 P. M., Enfield. 

22, Henderson. 

23, Burlington. 
•s in the Master's Service. 

A. G. Dixon 



EASTER SERVICE. 



I am pleased to report that the number d 
orders received for programs for the Easte 
Service is most gratifying. 

Up to Saturday, February 27th, we ha* 
343 orders, eaPing for 24,269 programs anj 
38,321 envelopes. 

Many are expressing themselves favorably 
in regard to the character of the program afl 
declaring their purpose to make the cominjj 
Easter Service the greatest in the history oj 
their churches. While Easter is still fivj 
weeks off and there may seem to some to b 
abundance of time, it is wise to begin earig 

Brother Pastor, or Sunday School Supejj 
intendent, kindly send in your orders. Ij 
you have not had sanrpJe copies write naming 
the number of programs and envelopes an., 
they will be sent you at once. Be sure to oi 
der enough to supply your- school. 

Now, all together for a great Easter servic*. 
J. M. Sheridan, Sec.ij 

516 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

PRAYER. 

At early, fairest blush of day, 

That tranquil hour— I bid thee pray. 

Thy soul in sweet communion there, 

Finds comfort, peace and joy in prayer. 

Again, at blaze of noon-tide hour, 

Sweet solace find, and strengthening power.J 

To cheer each task, to banish care, 

Go, seek ye then, the Lord in prayer. 

Is any hour more calm and sweet, 

Than twilight at the Mercy Seat? 

Then blessings ask, at hush of day, 

On all, when -reverently we pray. 

Then evening, morning and at noon, 

O burdened heart, seek to commune. 

"Ask what ye will," and trust it all 

Unto the Lord, on whom we call. 

— Linel Newton Caldwell. 



-Mrs. 0. V. Hardin has passed away. Si 
died on Friday of last week. The funera 
was at Tabernacle church on Monday at te: 
o'clock. Rev. L. W. Gerringer eonducte 
the service, assisted by Dr. Johnson, ReT 
Mr. Hinkle of the Friends' church in Greens 
boro, Rev. Edward Suits, and the editor of tl> 
Herald. A large number were present. SJB 
had reached almost 89 years of age. She wa 
a woman of line Christian character, and Go 
has taken her somewhat as He took Enoch. 



March 4, 1926. 



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YOUNG PEOPLE' 8 PAGE. 

Published in the interest of our Sunday 
;hools, Christian Endeavor Societies, ant 
her Organizations among our young pee 
|i All articles, items of interest, etc., for 
iblieation on this page should be addressed 
Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade St., 
reensboro, N. C. 



Registration Campaign Gaining Momen- 
tum. 
'Two weeks ago the call,' went out for reg- 
Irations for the Young People's Conference 
be held at High Point College, July 19-26. 
Id all friends of our young people were ask- 
to send in their registration fee of 50 c. 
r adults and 25 e. for chi'jdren, whether they 
uld attend the conference or not. The fees 
toward paying the expenses of the confer- 
ee. 

It was stated that Asheboro Church was 
,dihg because of the fine work of the Reg- 
ffiation Manager, J. D. Ross, Jr., of that 
lurch. But "Joe" was not content to let 
church stand even that way and he sent 
a fine list last week by special delivery. 
Jheboro is away out ahead of all other enur- 
es with a total! of 27. Fine work, Ashe- 
jro! 

Miss Mary Young sends a list from High 
lit College and James Sullivan, a list from 
|lvary church. Both of these workers are 
Isy members of the Board of Young People's 
ork and are interested in seeing' us put over 
great summer conference. Thank you, folks. 
phe l |ist of registrations as continued is as 
flows. 

Mrs. W. C. Hammer. 

Miss Rutin e Ward. 

Miss Louise Swain. 

Miss Lollie Jones. 

Miss Exie Calicut. 

Mrs. R, T. Bovd. 

R. T. Boyd. 

Jim Bunch. 

.Rev. J. E. Pritchard. 

Robert Ferree. 
. George Ward. 
. John Ward. 
. George R. Ross, Jr. 
j Dr. William G. Ross. 

Asheboro Church : 

High Point College: 
. Prof. J. D. Hardy. 

Mrs. J. D. Hardy. 

H. A. Garrett. 
. Miss Vista Garrett. 

CaVarv Church, Greensboro : 

Thos. B. Waugh. 
j. Mrs. Thos. B. Waugh. 

Mrs. John Williams. 
. A. H. Causey. 
. Earl Williams. 

Miss Sarah McCulToeh. 

Sarah Eunice Sullivan. 
HELP US MAKE IT 200 NEXT TIME BY 
prDING A GOOD LIST FROM YOUR 
pJRCH! Thank you! 
Results i,n College Library Ctompar'gn. 
[Miss Blanche Hardee, of Enfield, has the 
Lfnor of sending the first shipment of books 
f the High Point College Library since the 



Board launched its campaign two weeks ago. 
These have been properly credited to her and 
placed in the library this week. We are ex- 
pecting to receive a large number from the 
friends of the college throughout the denom- 
ination. 

Prof. J. D. Hardy, who is serving- as pas- 
tor of the Lexington church while Brother 
Bethea is abroad, took the matter up with 
the fo|ks in Lexington and secured about 50 
volumes which were placed at once in the li- 
brary. Prof. Lindley was able to secure 75 
volumes from a book-distributing agency to 
which he wrote for co-operation. 

Brother Pritchard writes that the Inter- 
mediate Christian Endeavor Society of Ashe- 
boro, under the leadership of Miss Esther 
Ross, wil'| act as collecting agency in Ashe- 
boro and they expect to send in a large 'num- 
ber soon. 

A number of pastors, including Rev. B. M. 
Williams, Rev. C. L. Spencer, and Dr. Geo. 
R. Brown, have written letters expressing 
their interest and co-operation. The High 
Point churches of course will send their books 
direct to the college in order to save postage 
in sending them here to Greensboro and then 
back to the college. 

Mrs. J. J. Crawford, of Hillsboro, will try 
to secure a number from her friends in the 
faculty of the University at Chapel Hill. 

Friends of the college are urged to collect 
books as rapidly as possible now and ship 
them to Rev. Lawrence Little, 310 Bellemeade 
St., Greensboro, N. C An attractive slip 
has been printed on which the names of all 
contributors wi'|l ibe written. The slip will be 
pasted on the fly leaf of each book and then 
the book will be taken to the college. 

WE WANT 5,000 BOOKS BY MAY 15. 

Topic for March 14th: "How overcome the 
spirit of anger and revenge. ' ' Matt. 5 :21-26 ; 
Romans 12:14-21. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. 

Attention, Intermediates! 

The following letter from the Intermediate 
Superintendent of the State Christian En- 
deavor Union will be of interest to a'| Inter- 
mediate Endeavorerrlj 'everywhere. LET 'S 
GET INTO THIS CONTEST' AND SHOW , 
MISS CRISP WHAT Methodist Protestant 
Intermediates can do ! 
Dear Superintendent : 

I have a big and important piece of news 
for you and your Intermediates. Mr. Evans 
hats just written me about it and I can hardly 
wait to pass it on to you. When the All- 
South Christian Endeavor Convention meets 
in Daytona Beach, Fla., on July 1-5 there will 
he at one of the evening sessions an Interme- 
diate Oratorical Contest, in which each of 
the southern states is entitled to have one 
representative. The subject for the oration 
will be "Why every teen-age boy and girl 
should be a Christian Endeavorer." The re- 
quirements are that each contestant must 
prepare his own oration, must be between 
the ages of 12 and 17 inclusive, and must be 
an active member of a Christian Endeavor 
Society. 

The orations will be judged as follows: 



There wil'J Ibe possible ten points, divided in 
this manner: 

5 points, originality of thought and expres- 
sion. 
2 points, gTeater number of reasons. 
2 points, forcefulness of presentation. 
1 point, oratory. 

The award for the contest will be a Gold 
Christian Endeavor Intermediate Oratorical 
Medal, bearing the winner's name, date of 
convention, and the wording, "Intermediate 
Christian Endeavor Oratorical." 

Now of course North Carolina must have a 
representative in that contest, and every In- 
termediate boy or girl) in North Carolina has 
a chance to be that representative. Our 
plan for selecting our representative is this: 
Each superintendent is to inform his or her 
Intermediates about this contest, urging that 
each active member write an oration and en- 
ter the contest. Then each Society is to have 
a local contest to which all those interested 
in the young people of the church should be 
invited. At that time, the best from those 
entered is to be selected by a group of compe- 
tent, judges, of which the pastor should be 
one wherever possible. Then the contestant 
thus chosen shall send his or her oration to 
me, together with the contestant's name, the 
name of the society, and the superintendent's 
name and address. 

I shall then with the help of a committee 
of competent unbiased judges chosen from C. 
E. ranks, seeclt from the orations sent in the 
one we judge best, using 'the points given 
above as a guide in making the selection. The 
winning orator will be requested to give his 
or her oration at the North Carolina State 
Convention meeting in High Point on J une 
18-20, and then w.i}l go to Florida to repre- 
sent North Carolina Intermediates there One 
more important, thing: These orations must 
be m my hands by March 15th, or they can- 
not be entered in the contest. 
_ Now let us see what great things North 
Carolina Intermediates can do. Set vour boys 
and girls thinking, working, writing, "orat- 
ing"— and let me know the result. This is 
a great opportunity to arouse interest in In- 
termediate C. E. in your church and commu- 
nity, and I'm counting on you not to let 
such an opportunity pass. If you need more 
suggestions, write me. And believe me al- 
ways, Sincerely yours, 

Lucy Cherry Crisp, Int. Supt. 
N. C. C. E. Union. 



Notice. 

March 18 (Thursday) is the date set for a 
get-together meeting at Corinth church. All 
churches on Littleton circuit are invited to be 
there. Come all and b ring a lunch with you. 
We are going to spend the day together. Rev. 
A. G. Dixon, D. D., also Mrs. Dixon and Rev. 
R. C. Stubbins of Enfield will be there to 
make addresses. Bro. Dixon will hold our 
second quarterly conference at 1 :30 P. M. We 
hope many of our people w ill come and that 
we may have a he pf ui pro-ram for the day. 

J. B. O'Briant. 



-What is done cannot be undone. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



March 4, 1926. 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY DEPARTMENT. 

Mrs. J. M. Stone, Editor. 
Executive Boards Meet. 

At Calvary church, Greensboro, on Wed., 
Feb. 17, the Executive Boards of the Wom- 
an's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies 
met. This was an unusually well attended 
meeting and much interest was manifested by 
such a 'large attendance. Mrs. Geo. R. Brown 
presided over the morning session. Reports 
were heard from many officers and secreta- 
ries. Mrs. Minnie P. Harrell, Cor. Sec, gave 
report. If we did not hear her give report 
from your auxiliary, it is not Mrs. Harrell 's 
fault because she sent your secretary blanks 
to be filled out and returned to her before 
that meeting — just blame your own Cor. Sec. 
for not replying to Mrs. Harre'J's letter. She 
does her part — gives much of her valuable 
time, but we, who do not co-operate by writ- 
ing Mrs. Harrell the necessary data are fail- 
ing to do our duty. 

The Treasurer, Mrs. S. W. Taylor, shows 
efficient work, but she can't raise the budget 
unless we .send her the cash. Friends, do we 
realize that the Branch meeting is only a 
few weeks off? That budget must be met— 
yes, we '1(1 raise it, of course we will. Sugges- 
tions were made. The tithe will be the best 
method. Each society can best work out then- 
own plan. Have you held a public thank-of- 
fering service? Give a pageant. "Canton 
Pearls" is a good one and it will please, for 
it is a charming little story of a Chinese girl 
in a Christian school. With a packed house 
and an explanation about the thank-offering 
no doubt there would be a very generous of- 
fering. This would eount on your budget. 

Mrs. J. W. Boyles and Mrs. A. H. Ragan 
extended a hearty invitation for the N. C. 
Branch to meet at the Community Church in 
Thomasville, April 20-23. Let's work ear- 
nestly, prayerfully, to go to this meeting with 
our budget raised in full. When you send in 
names of delegates let these ladies know how 
many days or nights you will be present. 
Since so many go back and forth each day in 
autos, it is essential we let our hostesses 
know if we will be with them over night too. 

After a delighful luncheon served in the 
hut by the Calvary ladies, the joint session 
of both societies was conducted by Miss Pear: 
McCul'loch, district chairman. Mrs. C. W. 
Bates was asked to prepare a leaflet of infor- 
mation for our work. Several district meet- 
ings were reported. It was decided that a 
joint nominating committee for both aim ia- 
be appointed at this time which wouh 



sh meeting. 
McCulloch, 
Mrs. J. M 

was called 



ries 

save confusion at time of bran 

This committeei is Miss Velna 

Chmn., Mrs. C. L. Whitaksr, and 

Stone. 

The Home Missionary Society 
to order with Mrs. W. C.. Hammer presiding. 
Cor. Sec. Mrs. J. M. MiOikan in her report 
stated that, she had mailed 02 .letters and had 
reply, to 16. Sorry, our secretaries are so 
very busy they cannot, find time to answer a 
few questions four times a year to an exec- 
utive officer! Mrs. Garrett- our treasurer, 
gave report. There is . a s 1 stags' in this. 
budget. If we pull together it will' be raised. t 



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We are confident it will be ! It was a pleas- 
ure to have so many of our ministers present. 

Dr. Dixon made a strong plea for the High 
Point College Scholarship Fund. There are 
several students who will be unable to stay 
in college this spring unless they can get a 
Scholarship loan. This is our biggest work 
right now, assisting a worthy boy or girl to 
get a highei education. 

Have we been resting on our oars and 
peaceful "(y gliding aiong without sending to 
Mrs. Garrett that money our society piedged 
to a Scholarship Fund? The need is most 
urgent now! Don't rest, dear sisters, until 
you know that a check has gone to State 
Treasurer, Mrs. Garrett, for this loan fund. 

An easy thing for all to chip in and help 
raise this scholarship money at once. If we 
fail them, what then'? There are three girls 
and one boy, Dr. Dixon stated,, that must 
have immediate help or leave the college. 
Home Missionary women, would we permit 
such a thing to occur? No, we exclaim. May 
we again ask you to raise that part of your 
budget at once. We are hoping several dis- 
tricts will raise a $100 scholarship where a 
society cannot by itself. 

It was recommended to open the "Bless- 
ing Boxes" in March for Pine Ridge. Mrs. 
A. G. Dixon made an interesting talk on the 
work at. large. 

Plans were discussed for the Branch meet- 
ing in April and also the General Board 
Meeting in May after which the executive 
board meeting adjourned, fee'iing that the 
clay had been well spent and grateful to the 
Calvary ladies for their hospitality. 

Mrs. Stone. 



Rand'innart— On ilast Sunday afternoou 
Mrs. Wm. C. Hammer and Mrs. J. E. Pritch- 
ard of Asheboro accepted the invitation of 
Mrs. W. H. Neese to come up and help us or- 
ganize a Home Missionary society in our 
church. . The following officers were elected: 
Mrs. .T. L. Hall, Pres.; Miss May Caudle, V. 
Pres.; May Parsons, Sec, and Miss Opal 

Hughes, Tieas. 

Mav Parsons, Secy. 



a pageant, and music suitable for the occasio 
If it is not possible to do this, ask the past! 
or someone e'se to preach a missionary se 
mon, or make a missionary talk and take 
offering. 

Our budget is far short of being raise 
Someone said that we should plan in the b 
ginning of the year to raise the full amoun 
We did plan to do this by apportioning 
among the various auxiliaries according 
the membership. 

If each one will do her part, we will sure! 
raise the budget, and it wi 1 be that much 
eount on the General Conference Budget 
the church. 

Will you not see to it that your auxiliai 
does its best during the next month to 
new members, secure a good offering, and oi 
fer definite prayers for the success of the fo: 
eign missionary work of the Methodist Prj 
testant Church. 

Do not fail to send representatives to tr 
Branch meeting at Thomasville on April 20tl 

Wishing you abundant success in the wo| 
and in your own personal affairs, I am 

Sincerely your friend, 

Mrs. Geo. R. Brown, 
President N. C. Brand 



Dear Co-Workers : 

For some time I have been thinking of wri- J 
ting to encourage yon in your work, and' to i 
congratulate you on the success you have had 
in promoting the Kingdom of God. 

In spite of the fact that many of our chur- 
ches are organized to do mission work, we do 
not seem to realize how small is the number ; 
of women in the Woman's Foreign Mission- i 
ary Society as compared with the actual rum-: 
her of our church membership. _ ^ I 

I am asking if you wi f. not comply with ; 
the request of our Board and get your auxil-; 
iary to secure one new member for each mem- 
ber you have on roll. If we will a 11 do this , 
wo would double our membership by the time 
of Branch meeting, April 20th. 

I am also' asking that you set your pastor 
to give von a service during March at which, 
time von may have a special Thank-Offering 
program and take an offering for the work of 
Foreign Missions. If possible, have readings, 



Missionary Thank Offering Service. 

On FeJb. 28 at 7:30 P. M. a thank'-offerin 
service was held at Worthvij'e Methodis 
Protestant Church on Randleman charge. Tlj 
service was a success from the beginning ui, 
til the end. We had a full house and ever 
one seemed to enjoy the service. Rev. W. I 
Neese, pastor of the church, had charge of th 
program. The Scripture lesson was read b 
Mrs. Neese. This was followed by praye 
led by Mrs. L. P. Foust. We were favore 
with a number of special missionary seleetior 
by the choir. Mrs. W. C. Hammer, preside!.! 
of the Branch of Home Missions in Nort 
Carolina, was present and gave us an inspl 
rational address on Foreign Missions. Mis 
Esther Ross of Asheboro was with us with 
group of young people from the Asheboi 
M. P. Church who presented a missional 
pageant entitled "The Song They Sang. 
The young people carried their 'vparts or 
nicely. A thank-offering was taken and t| 
amount will be sent to the Branch Treasure! 
at once. Our society at Worthville is ne\ 
and we appreciate very much the kindness o, 
the. good people of Asheboro in lending theii 
assistance. We say "thank you" and alsj 
"come again." 

We feel sure that greater interest will b! 
taken in the Societv there now. 



The annual thank-offering service of th 
Missionary Society of Moriah church will fc 
held Sunday afternoon, March 7th at thre 
o'efock. 

.Miss Florence Hughes, a missionary wh 
la™ recently returned from Korea, and Mn 
A 11. Dixon will be the speakers of the oces 
'&]■■-'. Special music has been arranged fol 



— ''Sir feathers make fair fowds. 
— I' lary was fond of dancing and got 
fL. " el" for her husband. 



March 4, 1926 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD . 



BOARD OF EDUCATION ITEMS. 



We were delighted to have a call recently 
from Rev. J. P. McCulloeh, D. D., of Greens- 
boro, 1ST. 0. Dr. McCulloeh is known through- 
out the church not only for his devoted ser- 
vices as editor of the Methodist Protestant 
Herald, but as a teacher in Adrian College, 
his A'frna Mater. He is one of the leaders in 
the North Carolina Conference whose faith 
in the ultimate success of High Point College 
is unwavering. He reports a splendid year 
there and with the outlook continually bright- 
er: 

At a recent meeting of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Westminster College, Tehuaeana, Tex- 
as, the situation of the school was given 
thorough study. The financial situation has 
not improved although splendid progress has 
been made in other features of the work. The 
state examiner made his annual visit a few 
weeks ago and his report was very encour- 
aging. President Phipps was instructed to 
continue his work in the field in the interest 
of students and funds and to make plans 
for the session of the summer school. 

The followng report was made by the Texas 
College Examiner regarding Westminster Col- 
lege: 

"At this time the College Examiner found 
the work of Westminster College in better 
condition than ever before. The student body 
seemed earnest and hard-working. The fae- 
rlty is better qualified than heretofore. Com- 
mendable progress has been made in enlarg- 
ing and cataloguing the library. Suitable ad- 
ditions have been made to the laboratory and 
class room instruction was found to be good. 

The difficulties of this institution appear 
to the College Examiner to be largely, if not 
entirely, financial. It is a difficult matter to 
conduct an institution with ' the number of 
pupi'fe attending in a manner that justifies the 
expense, for the cost of instruction per pupil 
is unusually high. However, the quality of 
work does not suffer and the college authori- 
ties are commended for their energy and ac- 
tivity in placing the college on a better ba- 
sis than heretofore." 

Rev. C. L. Daugherty, D. D., President of 
the Board of Trustees of Adrian College, and 
Rev. J. E. Tripp, Secretary of the Board, have 
issued a call for a meeting of the Trustees to 
be held in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March loth, at 
10 A. M. At this meeting the Commission 
appointed by the last session of the General 
Conference will make its final report and 
plan for an endowment campaign wi ,1 be con- 
sidered. These two matters alone make this 
one of the most important meetings the Board 
of Trusttes of Adrian College has ever held. 
The presidents of the supporting conferences 
'have been invited to discuss the questions 
involved with the Trustees and interested of- 
ficials. A joint meeting with Pittsburgh alum- 
ni and friends is planned for the same day. 

The progress being made at Adrian is indi- 
cated by the. increase in the number of Meth- 
odist Protestant students now attending the 
college. Eight years ago there were 16. This 
year over 60 are enrolled. In order to culti- 
vate a better acquaintance between the local 
Methodist Protestant people and those in the 



college a George Washington party was held 
at the church. A splendid representation of 
both groups made the evening one of delight- 
ful fellowship. 

Another application has been received and 
accepted for help from the Board of Educa- 
tion. This makes a total of 38 ministerial 
students in our colleges and seminary who 
are being supported this year by our Board. 
It raises the amount required to nearly $7,200. 
Since the income from our invested funds is 
barely $3,200 it means $4,000 must be secured 
from former beneficiaries or from the budget. 
We do not like to depend upon the budget for 
this money as whatever is taken out means 
so much less for distribution to our schools. 
They must have every cent we can spare. 

One of the most encouraging features about 
the work connected with the Student Loan 
Fund is the promptness with which former 
beneficiaries are making their payments. Of 
the 43 young people the Board has assisted, 
since its inception only two can be classed as 
aetualjy delinquent. This is really a remark- 
able record and encourages us- to go forward 
even more energetically with the effort. The 
usual testimony of teachers and presidents is 
that our beneficairies are among the finest 
class of students in the college. Their class 
reeirds are ercellent, and they are found 
among the leaders in every college activity. 

Repayments of beneficiaries of former years ! 
are coming in steadily. The amount received | 
to date from the ministerial group totals $1,- 
3C6.50 with two months yet of our fiscal year. ] 
The total for all; of last year was but $1,673.- 
50. We have good reason to exuect this will 
be greatly exceeded this year. 

The Student Loan repayments amount to 
$375 with much more in prospect. For all of 
last, year it totaled $473. Interest payments 
amounted to $17.15. Since the amount of 
the Student Loans outstanding are but one- 
sixth of those of the Ministerial! Loans, this 
is a favorable comparison. 

Sunday, February 21, was spent in New- 
camerstown with Rev. L. G. Momberg and bis 
sp'tendid people. We were permitted to speak 
at the morning service in the interests of the 
board and the denominational program. This 
is Rev. Mr. Momberg's seventh year as pas- 
tor and he is the dean among local ministers. 
He has led his people in a successful program 
of remodeling the church with which the 
basement is now well adapted to a broad vis- 
ioned church program. F. W. Stephenson. 



ings, correct in form and taste, adequately 
revealed the great strength of character that 
he had developed." Washington was a firm 
believer in education and even advocated a 
great national u Diversity. 



PRAYER,. 

God 's ships of treasure sail upon the sea 
Of boundless love, of mercy infinite, 
To change their course, retard their onward 
way, 
Nor wind nor wave hath might, 
Prayer is the tide for which the vessels wait 
Ere they can come to port. And if it be 
The tide is low, how then canst thou expect 
The treasure ship to see 1 

— Selected. 

LIGHT ON OUR PATHWAY. 

Read Galatians 5:16-26. 

Life is perflexing; its ways are not always 
clear. Yet remember this : we do not need to 
see life as a whole in order to walk straight 
ahead. There are problems which do not need 
to trouble us too greatly because their solu- 
tion is not essential to this day's life, or 
tomorrow's. We can walk by the light we 
have. God's SpCrit is sufficient for our present 
needs. Ask God for direction for each day, 
seek for the Spirit 's direction as each oc- 
casion arises, and the road will be li'ght as we 
advance. Half of the trouble of life arises 
from anticipating difficulty. God's leading is 
sufficient for the present day; leave the future 
to the leading of His Ploly Spirit. — living 
Church. 



WASHINGTON EDUCATED HIMSELF. 

There were no public schools when Wash- 
ington was a boy and he had few of the oppor- 
tunities that boys and girls have today to se- 
cure an education. But at the age of thirteen 
with the aid. of tutors he had become, accord- 
ing to one historian, "a good cipherer, a bad 
spel'er and a still worse grammarian." But 
Washington continued his education through- 
out his whole life. He studied surveying \ 
learned the value of accuracy, read goodi 
books. As President Coolidge says, "his ex- 
perience, his powers of observation and ab- 
sorption finally overcame his lack pifear'y 
training, so that in his later days his writ-' 



HOW DO ROU TREAT YOUR SISTER. 

"It is the easiest thing in the world," says 
one of our exchanges, "for a boy to be po- 
lite to some other fellow's sister. Then, why 
is it that some of them find it so hard to 
remember to be equally courteous to their 
sisters? Many a boy is rude to his sister with- 
out really realizing it; in other words, he for- 
gets to be polite. Then, again, he is afraid 
of being dubbed a 'sissy' if he should be 
caught paying some attention to his sister. 
It is a bad habit for any 'one to get into — 
that of saving one's polite ways for ontsid- 
ers. 

"If she asks you a question, don't answer 
her in a rude or careless manner, as if you 
thought she did not know what she was talk- 
ing about, and wasn't worth listening to. 

"'Don't tease her, and make fun of her in 
any way to hurt her feelings. And wouldn't 
d« that to some other girl. 

'*You can just bank all you have on the 
h—? who is kind and thouahtful to his own, 
frn- you mav be sure he will develop into the 
rf-ht sort of a man. and is bound to win the 
•'"•pect and admiration of every one." — Sel- 
e-^d. 



— One hundred and six thousand dollars — 
'he highest price ever paid for a hook — was 
■^aid in New York recently for a copy of the 
Gutenberg Bible, one of the rarest works in 
<he world. It is the firs': book printed from 
r-ovab'e type. 

— An ol ox makes a .raight furrow. 



1TH0DIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



March 4, 1926. 



SERMON TO YOU N 3 PEOPLE. 

Plaj 

Text: "Behold I have played ".the fool, and 
erred exceedingly." 1 Sam. 26:21. 

Many have played this hazardous game but 
few have been honest enough to confess it. 
Saul was the prince of fools, and f . '; 
daily. pastime. He. entered the lists ol 
folly in the early past of his reign when he 
deliberately disobeyed the Lord's command- 
ment. He was foolish o issue a death pel 
ty for not fasting on the. day of battle. E 
was foolish to envy the rising star of David. 
He was foolish to seek his life so malignant- 
ly and so unceasingly, bid he was £< olish to 
forsake the counsel and guidance of tile liv- 
ing God. . 

Millions have followed in the footsteps of 
this royal fool. Millions have reaped the sane 
sad harvest of failure and misery that he 
reaped. And millions in our day are playing 
this same dangerous and deadly game. To 
warn these and, if p ssil le, savi 
from loss, shame, and dishonor, let us consid- 
er very prayerfully some of the ways in which 
this game is played. 

Let us first eonsii - 

The Folly c Insincerity. 

Many fondly imagine that they can gel 
something for nothing, and that pr< 
as good as reality. False face often hi 
heart that is deceitful above all things 
desperately wicked." Many fashion 
hearts and conduct to simulate the "whi : 
sepulchers, which indeed appear beaufiful 
outward, but are within full of dead m 
bones and all imcleanness." Many pro 
what they do not possess. And not a few have 
a name that they live, but are dead. 

It is exceedingly foolish to expect to win 
in this game of hypocrisy. We re join's 

wise words: "You may he able to fool all 
the people some of the time, and son e oj: the 
people all of the time, but you can't fool all 
the people all the time." Sooner or 
the most intricate scheme of insincerity will 
be laid bare, and its perpetration bought to 
disgrace. For it is written in the sacred Booh. 
"The hope of the hypocrite shad perish." 
And the great Teacher has set forth this ] ; 
ifesto, "There is nothing covered, that shall 
not bo revealed; and hid, that shall not be 
known. ' ' 

This game of make-believe is played in eve- 
ry relationship of life. The lov< 
on a good appearance to hide a character that 
he is really ashamed of. The husband or . 
sometimes leads the double life. The child de- 
ceives the parent, and t! e deadly path of 
dalliance treads. The student rides his pony 
to doubtful success, hut at last to miser 
failure. The business man puts over many a 
sham transaction. And the church member 
conceals moral rottenness and spiritual d 
by^empty professions and insincere servi 

In the next place let us consider 
The Folly of Self -Seeking. 

Twenty-five centimes ago God's proph 

lifted this- warning to tin hiu i ice: "S ek- 

:sl thi i rreat t dug ■ k tl cm 

not." And the Apostle to the Genlilcs ' is 

set forth the same wise Sentiment! "Let no 



man seek his own, but every man another's 
1th," or welfare. Jesus Christ enjoined 
self denial, the opposite of selfseeking: "If 
man will come afier me let him deny him- 
self, and take up his cross, and follow me." 
" often takes the form of inor- 
dinate ambition. The seeker after power and 
position invites unscrupulous rivalry, faces 
enemies, and falls into many asnare. Covetous- 
ness, or love of money has led many to hope- 
less ruin. For it is written, "But they that 
will b till into temptation and a snare, 

i . foolish and hurtful lusts, which 

jtruetion and perdition." 
Pleasure is another goal of the selfseeker. 
lorne "lovers of pleasure more than 
lovers of Hod.'' Many seek to have a good 
time at tl e sacrifice of a good character. Many 
gorge the aesthetic sense and starve the im- 
mortal soul. 

The selfseekers are all hastening to a sad 

and ' itter end. The sou! of the rich fool was 

required of him. The rich young rider went 

i — iwful because he loved the things. of 

this world more than he did eternal life. Dive's 

de his bed, in hell because he lived only for 

this world. And Solomon has declared that 

r she that liveth ■ in pleasure is dead, wbi'e 

she liveth," and dead eternally after this 

over. 

And lastly let us consider 

Tie Folly of Resentment. 
The cusl an • of retaliation, of extracting 
"an. eye for an eve, and a tooth for a tooth," 
:;. The New Testament Law- 
gi r has denounced this method of dealing 
with injuries as barbarous, inhuman, unchris- 
tian, and unavailing. As opposed to it He has | 
set forth the methods of nonresistance, chari- 
ly, and forgiveness. Hear Him as Pie speaks 
with authority: "But I say unto you, that 
ye resist not evil : but whosoever shall smite 
thee or: thy right cheek, turn to him the other 1 
also." "For if ye forgive men their trespass- 
■ -;. your heavenly Father will also forgive 
you; hut if ye foi-ive not men their trespass- 
es, neither will your Father forgive your 
trespasses." 

lance or retaliation stirs up more 
strife invi - : re injuries, and makes re- 
cilia tibn impossible. Love, not hate, is 
ning .-; 1 in the game of life. It is 
the cj fibed by the Savior of mankind, 

r Him again: But I say unto you, "Love 
i bless them that curse you, do 
i to them that hate you, and pray for them 
which lespitefully use you and persecute you; 
that ye may be the children of your- Father 
■ ' ' h is in heaven." 

Furthermore resentment dethrones the liv- 
ing Christ and drives the love of Clod out of 
sal. For it is impossible to love God and 
old malice against a human being. For the 
.. you hold against a brother Jesus con- 
i Lers as being 1 eld against Himself. For He 
as said, and will say it again in the Judg- 
ment, "In as much as ye have done unto one 
of the least of these my brethren, ye have 
ne it unto me." And the Apostle of Love 
1 as written, "If a man say, I love God, and 
hateth bis broth r, he is a liar: for he that 
Ioveth not his brother whom he hath seen 
how can he love God whom he hath not seen." 



And resentment stirs up much unhappiness.' 
The large blessings of life, providence, and 
redemption seem tame, uninviting, and even 
undesirable to those who hold grudges against* 
any of their fellowmankind. The dove of peace 
will not make her nest in a heart of hate and 
unforgiveness. The joy unspeakable and full 
of glory Cannot abide in such a heart. And 
the life that flows from such a heart will be 
barren of the largest and best usefulness. 

Let us quit playing the fool. Let the insin- 
cere fool give up his vain pretences, false pro- 
fessions, and damnable hypocrisies. Let the 
selfseeking fool give self the go-by and let 
Christ be all and in all. And let the resent- 
ing fool turn out the demons of hate and 
retaliation out of his heart and let the spirit 
of Christ rule therein. 

And let us be ashamed of such littleness. 
Let us pray for large hearts and broad sym- 
pathies. Let us seek a baptism of love that 
will drive out all that is little and low and 
mean : And let us strive most earnestly to love 
God with all our heart, mind, soul, and 
strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. 
, — From the Word of Life, 









SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON— MAKCH 14. 

Last Words of Jes;*s With Eis Disciples. 

Lesson Text: John 14:1-17. 

Golden Test: John 14:6. 

The Central Truth : Jesus is the Way to 
God, the truth that lightensup this darkened 
world, and the Life that imparts and insures 
immortality. 

Scriptural Points. 

1. "Let not your heart be troubled." Sor- 
row filled the hearts of the disciples as the 
shadow of thfe cross fell upon the pathway of 
Jesus. To comfort them Jesus points to a 
better world, a better day, and a glorious re- 
union. 

2. "Believe also in me." Faith will always 
find a way out of the darkest tribulations, vic- 
tory over the severest difficulties, and joy in 
the hour of bitterest grief. 

3. "In my Father's house are many man- 
sions." There is room, beauty, and grandeur! 
in the saints' everlasting rest. It is theFather's 
home and the eternal home of His -children. 

4. "I go to prepare a place for you." Jesus 
lias played several roles already. He created 
the worlds. As the Word He gave the law on 
Sinai and gave the message of the kingdom | 
in Judea and Galilee. In the garden and on 
the cross He offered Himself a sacrifice for 
sin, as the Highpriest of the race. He will', 
soon ascend to glory where He will be Media- 
tor between God and man. He will also be 
the Architect or Builder of ■ the New Jeru- 
salem. 

5. "I will come again." He will come in 
the clouds of glory, with ten thousand of His 
saints, "and all the holy angels with him." 
He will come to gather together his elect from 
the four corners of the earth, both living and 
those in their graves. 

6. "How can we know the way?" The teach- 
ing of Jesus makes the way so plain that a 
wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err 
therein. The faith of Jesus. imparts willingness 
and power to walk this way. The life of Jesus 
has illumined this way with heavenly bright- 



March 4, 1920. 



ness. And the atonement of Jesus opens up 
this way to every one who will repent an<" 
believe. 

7. ''Shew us the Father." Jesus Himself 
in His personality, life, and ministry is r 
complete revelation of the Father. "Who be- 
ing the brightness of his glory, and the ex 
press image of his person," Jesus has se1 
forth in the earthly sphere- just what the 
Father is in every realm of life. 

8. "And greater works than these shall 
ye do." Jesus does not mean that the believ- 
er's works will be greater in kind; for tlu 
servant cannot be greater than bis Master 
nor can be that is sent be greater than Ht 
that- sent him. Jesus meant that the Dispen- 
sation of the Holy Spirit would be greater 
than the Dispensation in which He Himself 
figured. The Dispensation of Jesus was main- 
ly a depensation of preparation. In the Dis- 
pensation of the Holy Spirit the race wil 1 
reap the fruitage of this preparation. The 
works of believers under the Holy Spirit an 
greater in number, in depth, and in glorious 
attainments than the works that Jesus per- 
formed on earth. 

9. "If ye ask anything in my name, I wil 1 
do it." Every provision of grace, even,' prom- 
ise of blessing has the guarantee of Jesus' 
name; just as if Jesus' name was signed to 
any and every note on the Bank of Redemp- 
tion. And His signature guarantees tbe prompt 
and full payment. 

10. "If ye love me, keep my command- 
ments." Obedience is an unfailing fruitage of 
love. It is easy, yea, delightful, to do what 
one loves to do. The love for a person make'' 
one glad to do the will or pleasure of that 
person. This is the compelling law of love. 
Love and obedience are joined together; thev 
cannot be divorced. 

11. "And I will pray the Father." The 
intercessions of Jesus are mighty and prevail- 
ing. They bring to the race larse lengthening 
of opportunity, a wonderful restraint of the 
power of evil, a safe bringing back of wan 
derers from the fold, a deep quickening of 
conscience aud faith, and delightful outpour- 
ings of the Holy Spirit. 

12. "And he shall give you another Corn- 
ferfcer." The Holy Spirit will impart comfort 
by -taking away sin, the chief cause of trou- 
ble, by establishing the most delightful son- 
ship with God the Father, by granting as- 
surance or pledge of everlasting life, and by 

■ dispensing joyful foretastes of the glory 
world. 

13. "The Spirit of truth." The truth of 
God is the chief means employed by the Spir- 
it in salvation, purification, and glorification 
•of believers. He wields "the sword of the 
Spirit, which is the word of God." 

14. "For he dwelleth with you." The Ho!" 
Spirit is surely a Person, the third Person 
of the Godhead. He is as much a Person a = 
God the Father and God the Son. He is spot? 
en of in verse 17 at least five times as 
"whom," '.'he," and "him," pronouns al- 
ways use to represent a person. His function 
is to perform the internal work of redeem- 
ing grace, just as Jesus Christ has met tip 
outward conditions or demands of salvation.' 
The Holy Spirit reproves the world of sin, 



. METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 

and of righteousness, and of judgment. 
Practical Points. 

1. Imperfect beings in an imperfect world! 
cannot escape trouble. It comes from ever- ! 
oossible angle. Man is born to troub'e as in- 
svitab'y as the sparks fly upward. 

2. Trouble is not an unmixed evil. Man- ', 
rich blessings may flow from it. "But we glor- j 
in tribulations also: knowing that tribnlatior I 
worketh patience; and patience experion"e 
and experience hope; and hope maketh no' 1 
ashamed; because tbe love of God is she. 
abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost whic' 
is given unto us." Rom. 5:3-5. 

3. The Father of mercies is the haven of re" ' 
u?e of the saints. He is "our refuge audi 
strength, a verv nresent help in trouble"! 
He is as "an hiding place from the wind | 



1 



Weaker. 
A mantle of sorrow fe'P upon Shiloh and 
"riendship churches when the wives flash 1 
V e news of the sudden passing of our b - 

r.'cd ex-pastor, Dr.' C. L. Whtaker. Sue! 
r/r.ee of love and esteem did he have in the 
' r.-u-ts of bis Cock that, they cannot forget 
Ms voice even though it is now still. And it 
-ade our hearts glad when he told us that 
'hough he loved his new work, his heart of - 
'iues hunaered for his people. But we are 
"lankful that such a man has lived and 

-rved in our midst. His teachings and ser- 
-uons wil! hover like benedictions over us 
ihrough the years to come. And his songs 
which he loved so much to sing were like the 
strains of a melody from tbe beyond. Hard 
indeed was the heart that would not soften 



and a covert from the tempest: as rivers o' ', under the spell of them. 



water in a drv place, as the shadow of a gre"< 
rock in a wearv land." Tsa. 32:2. 

4. Praver lifts the shadows from the tr^n 
bled snirit. Praver makes the desert of sn 
<rnish blossom with the ro-e of happine" 
"The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble- 
the name of the Hod of Jacob defend thee- 
send to thee help from flip sanctuary, an' 
strentheu thee out of Zion." Ps. 20:4?. 

5. Tribulation is often a much-needed fur 
na^e of purification. "And he shall sit as a 
refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall puri 
fv the sons of Levi, and puree '"lem as sib""- 
and e-o 1 . 1 . that thev mav 
nn offering- in rig n f- er >nsness. Mai 3:3. 

6. "Let Jesus come into vour heart." "And 
the smile of the Lord will be the feast of the 
soul." 

—From tbe Word of Life. 



May his mantle of humility, consecration, 
! and untiring service fall upon some of cur 
! young men today that his great spirit, may 
| still carry on through the coming years. 

H. A. Leonard, 
W. M. Bverlv, 
Mrs. W. L. Shoaf. 



IN HONOS OF THE DEAD 



Resolutions of Respect. 
Whereas it has p'eased our kind Heavenlv 
Father to remove from our midst, our dear 
friend and sister, Mrs. I. Y. Clodfelter, a 
faithful member of Bethesda church, North 
Davidson Ct„ and of the Ladies' Aid Society.. 



John Eaton Burroughs. 
John Eaton Burroughs. a citizen of Dab- 
ney, Yance county, N. C, was born in what 
^ was then Granville 'county, November 17, 
7 offer unto the Lord! 1S!43: died January 30, 1926 at his homo. The 
| deceased was married to Miss Sue Glover -in 
Jidy 6, 1S64. To this union were born fi-e 
children. Two of the children passed into the 
beyond in young life. The deceased is sur- 
vived by Mrs. Sue Glover Burroughs, two 
sons, W. B. Burroughs of Washington. D. <"., 
J. L. Burroughs of Jacksonville, Fla., one 
daughter, Mrs. S. W. Clark, of Dabney, N. 0. 
There are sixteen grandchildren. 26 great- 
grandchildren. 

As a gentleman, he was of the first tvpe. 
An af-round Southern Christian gentleman 
who lived a life of honored usefulness and 
was loved and esteemed by multitudes of cit- 
izens of Yance county, besides lie had a iarge 

out of his native 



be it resolved : 

First. That we the members of the Aid So- j acquaintanceship in and 
ciety who loved her and are sad to have her state. He was widely known and generally 



meet with us no more in our society or church: | 
bow with humble hearts to His will. We 
know that we wil! miss her sadly, but her 
influence will live on and be an inspiration to 
us all. We know what it means to love and 
part with those dear to us, so from the very 
depths of our hearts, we sorrow with yon. 
dear family. 

Second, That we p'hee on record our appre- 
ciation of her earnest Christian character a- 
erempHfied by her daily life and faithfn 1 
service in every department of Christian work 

Third, That we recommonrt thalt others 
emulate her example of Christian fidelity. 

Fiurth, That we extend to her bereaved 
family and loved ones our heart-feit sympathv 

Fiftli, That a. copy of these resolutions be 
sent the family and to the Methodist. Protest- 
ant Heraid. 

Mrs. C. M. Yokley. 
Mrs. J. 0. Everbart, 
Mrs. C. L. Wagner, 
Mrs. J. C. Brinkley, 



}oved by all who knew him. He was refined, 
intelligent. His advice was often sought and 
relied 'upon. He loved his friends and took 
pride in helping those less fortunate than 
hirnself. 

As a citizen he had but few equals, and, per- 
haps, none surpassed him. He served in the 
war between the states in Company K, 14th 
< Regiment. He always held in high esteem his 
jo'd comrades in war. The writer has heard 
him speak so tenderly of his fellow soldi rs 
in those dark days and weep. He was s':ate 
-ienator from the county of Granville during 
I the days of reconstruction when Zeb Van -e 
I was Governor. He liked to talk and tell the 
| jokes of the campaigns in those days. After 
; Yance County was formed he asain repre- 
I sented the counties of Yance and Warren in 
the Senate of North Carolina. He was for 
several years a member of the Board of Com- 
jjmissioners of Yance county. In this capacity 
fhe served his county well. He was progres- 
j sive, yet he believed in economical adminis- 



.METHODIST PROTESTArTT HERALD 



March 4, 1926. 



tration. His idea was that roads and eduea 
tion should have prior claim oil tax. payers. 
He believed that every ehi'/d should have the 
best possible chance of an education. 

As a church member he was always faithful 
and true to his church and pastor. For many 
years he was superintendent of Sunday school. 
a trustee of his church, representing Vance 
charge in several of our annual conferences. 
In his sickness lie talked much about the j 
church. He often wished for his old pastors 
to ta|k with. He frequently spoke of his 
death as going off on a journey. He said he 
was, not afraid to die, that he was ready, 
and wanted all his relatives and friends to 
meet him in Heaven. 

He was a good husband, a kind and tender 
father. He was for many years a merchant j me 
and a large farmer. 

In this dispensation- of God's righteous 
providence, Vance county loses one of its 
most valuable citizens; the church a true and 
faithful supporter; the wife a loving and ten- 
der companion; the children an affectionate 
father; the community a wise adviser. 

We do not weep as those who have no hope, 
but for our loss, here and here alone, for we 
shall meet again on that eternal shore. 

Funeral was held at the home by Rev. R. 
A. Hunter, pastor of the Henderson M. P. 
Church. The writer was expected, but some- 
how the 'phone failed to get me. The morta 1 
remains inow rest in the cemetery while Bro. 
Burroughs has g'one to his eternal) home. 

May God gracious {v biess Sister Burroughs 
and give grace for this time of great need. 

Written by request. 

Rev. H. L. Powe 'jl, ex-pastor. 



cation, and also a copy be sent to High Point 
College. 

W. S. Jones, 

E. E. York, 

F. R. Brittain, Com. 



In Lowing Memory.. 

With sad hearts we the members of the La- 
dies' Aid Society of Calvary M. P. Church 
offer this tribute of our dear sister, Mrs. W. 
J. Williams. 

Resolved, That the removal of such a life 
from our community leaves a vacancy and 
shadow that will be greatly realized by all 
the members and friends of our society. 

Resolved, That we extend our sincere sym- 

pathy to her husband and children and com- 

nd them to Him who is the great Comfort- 



Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the family, one be sent to the Meth- 
odist Protestant Herald for publication, and 
one be recorded in our minutes... 

Mrs. J. F. Williams, 
Mrs. L. W. Gerringer, 

Committee. 



She wished for their fine jewels, 

Their satins and their lace. 
She wished that all her duties 

Were changed to play and fun, 
Or that, by merely wishing 

Her duties could be done. 
But strange, with all her wishing 

She never- wished to be 
The helpful and unselfish child 

That others wished to see. 



Grrr.e Church Baraca Class Mo»rns tbe Lose 
of Their Teacher, Dr. C. L, WMtaker. 

Whereas Almighty God in His infinite wis- 
dom and infal jible judgment has seen fit to 
call from our midst our esteemed brother and 
teacher, Dr. Clifton L. Whitaker; 

And whereas by his sudden departure from 
this world, we the members of the Grace M. 
P. Baraca Class are deprived of a worthy and 
able teacher, a lovable character and an out 
standing man among men; and whereas his 
death has caused a great loss to this class 
for as our teacher he served faithfully, hon- 
estly and at all times conscientiously, doins 
every thing in his power to better the lives 
and conditions of the members; and whereas 
although we realize that no words of ours 
can lessen the sorrow that has come into the 
lives of the family of our deceased brother, 
it may 'be of some consolation for them to 
know how highly he was esteemed by the 
members of this class ; therefore be it 

Resolved, that we the members of the Grace 
M. P. Baraca Class in regular meeting assem- 
bled, on the 28th of February, 1926, deeply 
affected by his death and mindful of his many 
kind acts, his integrity, and his worth, extend 
to his grief-stricken family our heart-felt 
sympathy and condolence; and be it further 
Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions 
be spread upon our minutes, a copy be sent to 
the family of the deceased, a copy be sent to 
the Methodist Protestant Herald for pubi- 



A Tribute of Love. 

I know there wiill be suitable obituaries 
written, but I cannot fail to add a little trib- 
ute to the memory of my friend and ex-pas- 
tor, Rev. Clifton L. Whitaker, D. D. 

When I was a little girl of fourteen years, 
Mr. Whitaker came to be my pastor. As a 
chip I learned to love him very dearly, and 
his love and this friendship have grown with 
the years, and I feel that in his going my 
1 -iss is great. He served our church as pastor 
four different times, giving us altogether 11 
years of his time. These years meant so 
much to us as a church. Had we a problem 
in our church life, if we could just call him 
in, we felt it would be solved right. When 
he was no longer our pastor he would look 
out for our interest at conference. Not only 
wps he interested in the individual and church 
' a but also in the life of our town. How 
we shall miss him! But I am sure he has an 
interest in us still, although he has left us 
tor a little while. We fee'; sure our loss is 
his gain, for we believe that voice we so loved 
to hear sing is now singing around our Fath- 
er's throne, and he is mingling with our loved 
ones who once loved him here, but have passed 
over the river.' We can truthfully sing, "0 
think of the friends over there!" 

To the sorrowing loved ones we offer our 
sympathy, and say, your sorrow is our sor- 
row too. May his influence continue to live in 
our lives so that in years to come we may 
show that "though he was dead, yet he speak- 
eth," is the prayer of one who loved him. 

Mamie Johnston. 

Whitakers, N. C. 



THERE'S A LOT OF FUN IN LIVING. 

There's a lot of fun in living, 

And we've found it, you and I, 
In giving and forgiving, 

In passing thorns all by, 
But picking all the roses 

Of friendliness and cheer, 
In getting all the gladness 

While we're here. 
There's a lot of fun in labor, 

And we've found it, I and you, 
There's a lot of fun in labor, 

And we've found it, I and you, 
In loving kin and neighbor 

As the day we hurry through; 
There's fun in making sadness 

And worry disappear, 
In giving people gladness 

While we're here. 

— Christian Guardian. 



THE WISHING GIEL. 
She wished she were a princess — 

Or, better still, a queen; 
She. wished to see strange countries 

That she had never seen. 
She saw the wealthy ladies 

And wished to take their place; 



THE STORY OF A BIBLE. 

The following story of a. Bible is told by 
Rev. Paul Penzotti, agent of the American 
Bible Society, who was recently in Chile on 
the business of the Society: 

"A little while back I returned from Chile 
where I visited many of the eaangelical 
churches. In one place, the pastor of the 
church told me the following incident: A 
colporteur took a trip to the south of the 
country to sell Bibles. He met a woman who 
was about to go on board a little steamer that 
was leaving for a place named Imperial, and 
sold her a Bible. This she read on board to 
pass away the time. After a little while, a 
priest, who was also traveling, came and ask- 
ed her what she was reading. On being told 
that it was the Bible, he roughly snatched 
the Book from the woman's hands and threw 
it into the river. A fisherman near by saw 
the Book and/picked it out of the water. He 
took it home to his house and, excited by 
curiosity, began to read it. He and all his' 
family accepted the truth which had in some 
strange way come to them. Soon they could 
not keep it to themselves, and they invited 
several neighbors to read with them the prec- 
ious Book.^The interest began to grow, and 
others obtained Bibles, and they organized 
a Bible class and sought the help of an evan- 
gelical pastor. Later a church was organized, 
and now, in that town, a beautiful building 
has been consecrated to the worship of God 
by a congregation which bad its beginning m 
this truly remalrkable fashion.— Selected. 

—The happy heart is likely to do a good 
,deal of singing. 

I— It is disastrous to any man whose out- 
IcJok is narrower than the world. 



March 4, 102G. 



METHODIST PROTESTANT HERALD 



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Henderson.— Rev. R. A. Hunter attended a Mr. Watkins gave us a short sketch of the 
committee meeting at Greensboro Feb. 16 to Bible, beginning at Genesis and going to Re- 
plan for the Summer Conference. velation. His talk was enjoyed and appre- 

The Gills' Mission Banc! canvassed the ciated by all and I hope that much good went 
membership Sunday afternoon for books to to all from it. Mr. Chambliss will preach 
be sent to the Hiffh Point College. there Saturday night at -7:30 o'clock. AW' 



The Christian Endeavor Society has taken 
on new life and nearly every seat is taken 
each meeting. The society has decided to di- 
vide and make two, a Senior society and Jun- 
ior and Intermediate combined. 

Our choir deserves special praise. They 
have been giving us special music every Sun- 
day for some time and they are now work- 
ing on a cantata to be given at an early date, 
date. 



Saturday night at 
want ad the members especially to be there. 

Reporter. 



SaxapaAaw. - Our pastor filled his ap- 
pointment with us the fourth Sunday, Feb. 
28, and as usual brought to us a beautiful 
message. Taking for his subject "God's call 
: to service," he spoke first of the sun, water 
and air, all of which have been here since 
creation, and how welcome thoy are, He 
The missionary societies held their annual? discussed f u jly, first consecration of our time. 



thank-offering service Sunday evening at the 
7:30 service. The ladies gave us a splendid 
program. 

Next Sunday, March 7, will be our regular 
quarter "jy communion service. The pastor has 
expresses a wash that every member of the 
church would be present. 

uite a number of our members are still on 
the sick list, but we were glad to see some 
back in their accustomed places Sunday. 

Reporter. 



Shiloh Notes. 

The officers and teachers of Shiloh Sunday 
school met at Brother H. A. Leonard's home 
on Monday night, Feb. 22, and organized a 
workers' council The purpose of the eoun- 
ci is to discuss the various problems of the 
Sunday school, and to plan for its growth and 
more efficient service. The motto is, ''A big- 
ger, better Sunday school." 

Our hearts were made sad by the passing 
of our beloved ex-pastor, Dr. Whitaker. The 
love and sympathy of our entire church go 
to his bereaved ones. 

Agnes, the daughter of Bro. N. A. Leonard, 
has recovered from an operation for appendi- 
citis.. We are so glad to have her with us 
ayain. Her little brother Numa is recovering 
from an ' attack of pneumonia. Harry, the 
little son of Bro. W. J. Berrier, is now able 
to come back to Sunday school after being 
confined by a rather severe attack of rheu- 
matism for several weeks. Bro. Conrad Kep- 
ley has just recovered from a severe attack 
of influenza. Bro. John Warner has been 
sick for several weeks and does not seem to 
improve much. Our Father can cause even 
our infirmities to glorify His name. May 
God give Bro. Warner faith and patience to 
endure. 

We were more than glad to have Mr. and 
Mrs. W. M. Byerly of Friendship with us in 
Sunday school on the third Sunday. It is an 
inspiration to us for the leaders of other 
: churches to visit us. Some of our other wel- 
come visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wait- 
man and Mr. C. W. Benson. 

Mrs. Wiley L. Shoaf, Reporter. 



Gillburg.--Sunday, Feb. 28, Mr. J. B. Wat- 
kins came t-o our church to fill the appoint- 
ment which Rev. M. P. Chambliss, our pas- 
tor, asked him to fill, as he, being in West- 
minster, Md., could not be with us. 



!"Iu this fast age people have so many thirgs 
to do and so many attractions that very few 
are giving consecrated service, though many 
are serving." "Few," he said, "are living 
in the present tense ; they are either living in 
the past or the future." 

Second, consecrated influence. Refrain fr> >m 
doing- those things that probably would do us 
no harm but would influence others to do 
wrong. Third, consecration of our means. 
"All that we possess belongs to God," he 
said. 

This is just a uart of one of the helpful 
sermons our pastor has delivered since his 
return to us and we realize more each time 
how fortunate we are in having him back. 

We were favored at this service with a du- 
et, "It Pays t o Serve Jesus," sung by Miss 
Lillian Lindley and Mr. E. W. Mann. The 
morning' oeering will be used toward paying 
the Annual Conference Budget. 

Our Sunday school is doing fine work. It 
is a union school, consisting of three denom- 
inations. We have quite a number of M. P. 
members. Mr. E. W. Mann is our efficient 
superintendent and is a wide-awake worker. 
The attendance has been over 200 many times 
this winter. 

The Phi}athea class has for some time been 
divided into two groups, contesting to- see 
which side could win the most points by, 
first, visiting the sick; second, writing cheer- 
ful letters to the infirm; third, attendance at 
Sunday sehooi and church. This proved to 
be very interesting and helpful, both to the 
members and those visited. The side gain- 
ing the most points were deightfully enter- 
tained Friday evening, Feb. 26, with Olarabell 
'Lindley and Daisy Winningham as hostess at 
the home of the latter. Old .time games were 
enjoyed for a while after which Christine Me- 
Pherson entertained the guests with several 
piano selections. At the close of the evening, 
the hostess, assisted by Thelma McAdams, 
served delicious refreshments. 

Mr. Isley will be with us in our midweek 
prayer service Wednesday night. . It is not 
possible for him to attend all of these meet- 
ings and his coming this week will be looked 
forward to, knowing that he always brings 
us a good message. Reporter. 



thing- is progressing in a ver^ encouraging 

way under (he competent leadi rsl ip of Mr. 

Hardy. Mi-. Bethea told us all wu were 

! going to be well peased with Mr. and Mrs. 

Hardy, and we are nut only we\i pleased with 

it-hern but we appreciate and love them much. 

[Mr. Hardy's gift of story-telling is a source 

j ofg-rcat delight to the children and to older 

ones as well, lie and Mrs. Hardy and four 

j young ;adies from the college' were with us in 

our ('. E. Society last Wednesday night. Mr. 

Hardy had pro; lisi d I i • ■' stories for the 

children after the ting and - large i rowel 

of eager and enthusiastic children came and 

were highly entertained as were all present. 

Next Wednesday nighl our C. E. Society 

wi 1 meet at West Lexington church with Mr. 

CrutchaeM's congregation, at which time Mr. 

Crutchfield i.^ planning to organize a C. E. 

.'■: ity anion- Ids young people. 

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society 
Wi] meet next Thursday P. M. at 1:1 o'clock 
with Mrs. John Leonard. 

We were all made very sad by the death of 
our former pastor, Dr. Whitaker. Dr. and 
Mrs. Whitaker did much to hep us get organ- 
ized and started in our work. Mrs. Whitaner 
and ail the family have our deepest sympa- 
thy. 

Sunday school attendance continues good 
in spite of the fact that there is right much 
sickness among our people. Our present 
meeting place won't hold us much longer. 

Reporter. 



TBiELY READINGS. 



State St. C//urch, Lexington.-Now that 
March is here it wilij seem only a few days 
until time for Mr. Bethea to be back. Every- 



When you have the blues, read Ps. 34. 
When you worry, read Matt. 6 :19-34. 
When you are discouraged, read Isa. 40. 
When God seems far away, read Ps. 139. 
When you are lonely or fearful, read Ps. 23. 
For Jesus ' idea of a Christian, read Matt. 5. 
When you forget your blessings, read Ps. 103. 
When doubts come upon you, try John 7:17. 
When your faith needs stirring, read Heb. 11. 
When you grow bitter or critical, read 1 Cor. 

13. 
For James' idea of religion, read James 1:19- 

27. 
When you feel down and out. read Rom. S: 

i on 

3-39. 

For Paul 's secret of happiness, read Col. 3 : 

12-17. 
When you want courage for your task, read 

Josh.l. 
When the world seems bigger than God, read 

Ps. 90. 
For Paul's Iklea of Christianity, read 11 Cor. 

5:15-11. 
When you want rest and peace, read Matt. 11: 

25-30. 
When you leave home for labor or travel, 

read Ps. 121